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Glastonbury is HUGE, the festival site covers over 1,100 acres with the outer fence covering 8 miles, but those are really just words and numbers, what we really want to see is the site compared to places we know and love so scroll down and discover just how big Glastonbury is.
The comparisons in this post were made using the official 2015 Glastonbury festival map (version 1) and Google Maps scaled to 500m, the images below may not be 100% accurate but they’re pretty damn close. The map includes the main festival site however excludes the festival car parks, caravan sites and Worthy View.
The site takes in a large chunk of Central London, worth noting here the tube station directly north of Horse Guards Parade at the bottom of the image is Charing Cross, following the road and Northern Line north from there takes you to Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street and then Warren Street just outside of the Glastonbury bounds. If you’ve ever done that walk you’ll have a good idea of scale we’re talking about.
…and you thought the walk from the pier to the station was far.
The Olympic Park – Stratford
The Olympic Park fits comfortably within the Glastonbury perimeter. Usain Bolt to DJ Arcadia?
The vast majority of the Reading Festival site sits in the grassed area south of the River Thames with a small area also being north of the river above Reading Town FC. Glastonbury dwarfs the Reading festival site. If you thought the walk from the arena to white campsite was far you’re about to have the shock of your life.
Thorpe Park suddenly looks tiny doesn’t it?
The final image has to be Disneyland Paris… because Glastonbury is the only place in the world more magical than Disneyland. The entire Disneyland park as well as the majority of the park’s hotels fit within the Glastonbury perimeter.
Since publishing this post I’ve had a couple of requests come in from the guys over at Glasto Chat, here they are!