Pilgrimage site: St Tredwells

UPDATE: Camping on the island of Papa Westray – next to St Tredwells – a nunnery and pilgrimage site dating back to the 8th Century.

Tredwell (Triduana) was a nun living in the monastery there (you can see the small round island sticking into the loch). A King told her she had beautiful eyes, or so the story goes, and she plucked them out and sent them to him on a stick. Over the centuries, pilgrims with eye problems travelled here to bathe in the waters, but not after walking silently around this loch a few times. And often on their knees.


Originally uploaded by tallskinnykiwi.

Camping at hostel next to st tredwells pilgrimage site.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


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