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Celtic and Welsh Sites
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There are hundreds of Celtic pilgrimage sites located in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and Northumbria. Many were originally pagan sites.

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A number of pre-Christian sites attract pilgrims interested in Druid or New Age spirituality. These include Newgrange, a circular prehistoric burial ground designed to allow light to enter its passage on the winter solstice; Knowth, a larger monument surrounded by eighteen…

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Deborah Vess, “Celtic and Welsh Sites”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_00312>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023

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