The Wandering Academic

Telling the stories of under-explored historical places.

Pilgrimage Challenge 3: Wells Cathedral in a Day (Glastonbury to Wells)

By Micah Mackay To support the Pilgrimage Challenge and to read more about it, please click here. The first thing that struck me about Glastonbury was the music. On street corners buskers competed for attention – the sound of the guitar accompanied us down one street, a saxophone down the next. Having been deprived ofContinue reading “Pilgrimage Challenge 3: Wells Cathedral in a Day (Glastonbury to Wells)”

Pilgrimage Challenge 2: Salisbury to Old Sarum Circular Route

“In this house for a hundred and fifty years, we have woven a rich fabric of constant praise. Things shall be as they were; only better, richer, the pattern of worship complete at last.” [1] (William Golding, The Spire,p.10) As I approached Salisbury Cathedral these words came to mind. Golding’s The Spire tells the taleContinue reading “Pilgrimage Challenge 2: Salisbury to Old Sarum Circular Route”


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