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St. David’s Well, Weem, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NN 8427 4999 Also Known as: Canmore ID 25672 Chapel Rock Spring Fuaran Creig a’ Chaibeul St. Cuthbert’s Well Getting Here The best way to find this site, in the middle of the large … Continue reading

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Hermit’s Well, Dale Abbey, Derbyshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SK 4378 3861 Getting Here Dale Abbey is a small and interesting village not far from Ilkeston. It can be found by taking the A6096 from Ilkeston and after passing through Kirk Hallam, take … Continue reading

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Tigh Stallar, Boreray, St. Kilda

Stone circle:  OS Grid Reference – NA 153 050 Archaeology & History The isle of Boreray is four miles northeast of Hirta and here once lived, according to legend, a christian hermit.  However in the reverend Kenneth Macaulay History of … Continue reading

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Goff Well, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 062 387 Getting Here Various ways here. From Keighley, go up the A629 Halifax Road, first left after the Ingrow West train station, uphill; then turn right, and up the long, cobbled, zizaggy … Continue reading

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Chapel Flat, Dalston, Cumbria

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NY 37 50 Archaeology & History Listed in Burl’s (2000) magnum opus, this is another long-gone megalithic ring.  An early description of the site by Whellan (1860) told that, “There was formerly a … Continue reading

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Tobar nam Buadh, St. Kilda, Outer Hebrides

Holy Well: OS Grid Reference – NA 0863 0024 Also known as: Canmore ID 3962 Tobar-ianadaiche-buadhan Well of Virtues Archaeology & History This legendary healing well (the Well of Virtues) is on the north side of the island, a few hundred … Continue reading

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