King’s Meadow, at the top of the Green Fields, is a very special place with towering views across the entire Festival site. It has developed great significance to many festival-goers and is known as "Sacred Space". In the field are the King Oak, a majestic and very old tree, a 30ft stone dragon, the peace garden, WaterAid African loos and - of course - the Stone Circle.
The Stone Circle is shaped to mirror the Cygnus star constellation - the swan. The stone at the tip represents the head of the swan - the bright star Albireo, which is a jewel of a double star.
Under each stone are significant items that represent the direction of which each faces. There are crystals from Stonehenge, water from the Ganges, stone from the Pyramids, healing herb and many, many other items of mystical and religious significance. While only completed in 1990 the Stone Circle feels as though it’s been there forever.
Here, around the Stone Circle, people gather in their hundreds with candle flares setting shadows dancing around the field, while drummers play their insistant rhythms through the night. Watching dawn break over the festival site from the stone circle is magical - one of the 'must do' things for your first Glastonbury, in fact, for every Glastonbury. It is very uplifting.
Kings Meadow is also where you will find the Glastonbury Festival Peace Garden. Take time out from full on party mode to visit this special space offering chamomile seating amongst a riot of colour, and sit next to running water with all its healing negative ions. The Peace Garden offers you a chance to express peaceful wishes, thoughts, messages or drawings in the Glastonbury Festival Peace Book. It is an opportunity to do something positive, creative and let your thoughts flow for peace and harmony in our time. At dusk the garden is transformed into a magical space with the lighting of paper lanterns shaped to create the peace heart of Glastonbury Festival. Come and add to the enchantment. Find the peace within and send it out…