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 launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


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