5 Mysterious Sacred Sites of the British Isles

Britain is often viewed today as a hub of the modern 21st-century world.  Outside of London, England boasts a past rich in mystery and magic.  These five sacred sites will show you another side to the UK.

Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

There are few places so shrouded in mystery and legend as Glastonbury Tor.  It is believed to be the home of the Holy Grail, the bones of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, and the location that the young Jesus of Nazareth is said to have traveled with his uncle Joseph of Arimathea. This has been a site of magic and mysticism for generations. 

St Nectan’s Glen, Cornwall

The 20m waterfall and twisted rocks of this otherworldly site have been revered since Celtic times.  It was later associated with the sixth century St Nectan and the Arthur legends. 

Canterbury Cathedral

The magnificent Canterbury cathedral has been the center of the Christian world in Britain for over 1000 years. It was made infamous by the murder of St Thomas Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1170.

Ness of Brodgar, Orkney

At the northernmost point of Britain lies one of its most mysterious sacred wonders.  Constructed more than 5000 years ago over centuries of toil and expended imagination, these stone structures are a testament the that bygone Neolithic age. 

Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circles, Wilthshire 

These stone circles are perhaps the most iconic sacred landmarks Britain has to offer.  Built between 3000 and 2000 B.C. to align with the celestial movements, the mystery surrounding how such huge stones could have been transported hundreds of miles is legendary.