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St Winefride's Well

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Location type: Well
Location address: United Kingdom, Flintshire, Holywell
Number of texts: 2
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St. Winefride’s Well is a holy well. It is the oldest continually visited pilgrimage site in Great Britain.The healing waters have been said to cause miraculous cures, The legend of St Winefride tells how in 660 AD, Caradoc, the son of a local prince, severed the head of the young Winefride after she spurned his advances, and how a spring rose from the ground at the spot where her head fell and how she was later restored to life by her uncle, St. Beuno.

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Linked themes: Pilgrimage, Religion, History
Linked groups: Seven Wonders of Wales

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St Winefride’s or Winifred’s Well is a well located in Holywell, Flintshire, in Wales. It claims to be the oldest continually visited pilgrimage site in Great Britain.

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