Posted by: mdmusingsie | August 21, 2015

Traveler’s Respite

All that castle hunting can be tiring, so to clear the mind and the senses, we headed for a little village called Holystone on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. It is home to the sacred site Lady’s Well.

A lovely, tranquil place surrounded by trees, this well was been associated with a respite stop along a Roman road and was also part of a Augustinian nunnery which no longer remains.

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Holystone Lady's Well

Holystone Lady’s Well

It’s good to stop for a while and let the batteries recharge in such a calming place. I brought a vial of the clear water, which is also the source of the town’s water supply, back with me to compliment my other holy waters.


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