The only surviving monastic fishery building in England, Meare Fish House was the residence of Glastonbury Abbey's official in charge of the nearby lake and its fishery, and it provided facilities for fish-salting and drying.
Read more about the history of Meare Fish House.
Before You Go
Parking: There is free street parking available in the village.
Keys: The keys are available from Manor House Farm, which is at the opposite end of the field to the Fish House and can be accessed from the main road.
Facilities: Nearby Glastonbury has public toilets, shops and places to eat.
Dogs: Cattle may be grazing in the field, so no dogs are permitted.
Plan a Great Day Out
Glastonbury is a short drive away from the fish house, and the town has plenty of shops, facilities and places to eat and drink. Visit the Tribunal, a late 15th century townhouse with a Tudor façade and panelled interiors, now home to the Tourist Information Centre and the Glastonbury Lake Village Museum.
Meare Fish House belonged to Glastonbury Abbey (not in the care of English Heritage), which is also in the town.
Muchelney Abbey is ten miles to the south of the Fish House. The abbey has some beautiful architecture and the only complete thatched monks' lavatory in England.
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