Britain's Pilgrim Places captures the spirit of 2,000 years of history, heritage and wonder. It is the complete guide to every spiritual treasure, including 500 enchanting holy places throughout England, Wales and Scotland and covers all major pilgrimage routes.
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Nick Mayhew-Smith is a researcher and travel writer. He has spent 14 summers visiting all corners of Britain to research the country's sacred landscapes, producing three books, a BBC television series called Pagans & Pilgrims and a PhD thesis along the way. His best-selling guide Britain's Holiest Places (2011) has helped to inform this book, while his PhD thesis on Celtic
nature spirituality was shaped into The Naked Hermit (2019). He is an honorary research fellow at Roehampton University, where he works with the Susanna Wesley Foundation.
Guy Hayward co-founded the British PilgrimageTrust in 2014, and leads guided pilgrimages around Britain. He has been interviewed about modern pilgrimage for the BBC Two TV series Pilgrimage and Channel 4's Britain's Ancient
Tracks, contributes to BBC Radio 4, and has been featured in Porter, Tatler, Conde Nast Traveller, The Times, The Guardian and The Telegraph. He has created pilgrim routes for English Heritage and, with Nick Mayhew-Smith, for the Association of English Cathedrals. Guy completed a PhD at Cambridge on how singing forms community, founded choralevensong.org
and is half of musical comedy double act Bounder & Cad. guyhayward.com
Marcus Green, our cathedrals photographer, is a part time management consultant working in the voluntary sector with an expertise in charity leadership. He is also CEO of Action on Pre-eclampsia and a non-executive director.
During 2019 he visited and photographed over 100 cathedrals including every Anglican and Catholic cathedral in England and Wales. He lives in Gloucestershire with his family.
Between them the members of our creative team have visited every UK site in this book.
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