I've had a friend staying the last few days so have been out and about.....we both love visiting new places, discovering interesting things and just being curious:)
So, on Tuesday we went to STOKESAY CASTLE in Shropshire....it is a medieval fortified manor house.
I found Stokesay to be a very atmospheric place......you could almost feel the people that used to live there......this is the original staircase and hand rail.
ADAM and EVE carved above the gatehouse
While we were there we picked up a leaflet about Shropshire churches.....over lunch we came across an entry for St Margaret in Ratlinghope where the last sin eater in England is buried!
What the heck, I'd never heard of that......so we just had to go see it! And here it is!
Getting there was interesting.......as you can see:)
So, onto Wednesday.
We headed into north Wales this time to go to St Winefride's Well in Holywell. This has been a site of pilgrimage for over 13 centuries and it is said that if you bathe in the waters you will be cured.
I have to say I found this quite a strange place, it had an odd feeling about it....kind of hard to explain!
Crutches left by people who no longer needed them after being cured.