skip to content
Sacred Britain : a guide to places that stir the soul Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Sacred Britain : a guide to places that stir the soul

Author: Martin Symington
Publisher: Chalfont St. Peter : Bradt Travel Guides, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Britain is packed with places to visit that can be called 'sacred'. Many are tourist sites, such as Iona, Lindisfarne and Stonehenge. Many more are out-of-the-way pilgrimage destinations, druidic circles, holy wells or obscure islands that few people would find without this book. Some are only recognised as 'sacred' by people with a special interest: Karl Marx's tomb in Highgate cemetery or the island on Althorp  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Symington
ISBN: 9781841623634 1841623636
OCLC Number: 751722653
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Introduction vii1. London 1Westminster Abbey 2, Diana, Princess of Wales 5, Marc Bolan's Rock Shrine 9,Twickenham Stadium 10, Bevis Marks Synagogue 12, Highgate Cemetery 15,Central London Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre 17, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir 182. Southeastern England 21Bradwell-on-Sea 21, Canterbury 23, The Long Man of Wilmington 27, Winchester 29,Stonehenge 34, Bhaktivedanta Manor 38, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery 403. Southwestern England 45The Avebury complex 45, Bath Spa 49, The Cerne Abbas Giant 53, Glastonbury 55,Tintagel 61, Walking The Saints' Way 64, Marazion and St Michael's Mount 66,Land's End Peninsula 704. Central and Eastern England 75Lincoln 75, Leicester's Hindu, Sikh and Jain temples 79, Uffington White Horse 83,Rollright Stones 86, Little Gidding 90, Ely 92, Walsingham 965. Northern England 105Lindisfarne (Holy Island) 105, The Farne Islands - Inner Farne 110, Jarrow 113,Durham 119, Cumbria's stone circles 124, The medieval monasteries of NorthYorkshire 128, York 136, Chester 1416. Wales 147Holywell 147, Anglesey (Ynys Mon) 151, Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli) 154, St David's 157,Caldey Island 161, Llanthony Priory 164, Tintern Abbey 1677. Scotland 171Orkney Islands 171, Callanish and the Western Isles 177, Iona 181, St Mungo andGlasgow Cathedral 186, Whithorn 189, Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre 192,St Andrews 196, The border abbeys 200Appendix 206A guide to the sacred sites in this guide 206, Sacred tours 209Index 211
Responsibility: by Martin Symington.

Abstract:

Sacred places and journeys in Britain from mysterious ancient mounds to Diana's burial site.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'A fascinating take on travel in the British Isles from a guide book publisher sacred to all travellers.' Sandi Toksvig, author and TV and radio presenterSo often when we visit the sacred sites of Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/751722653> # Sacred Britain : a guide to places that stir the soul
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "751722653" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946110782#Place/chalfont_st_peter> ; # Chalfont St. Peter
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946110782#Topic/sacred_space_great_britain> ; # Sacred space--Great Britain
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946110782#Place/great_britain> ; # Great Britain
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1103191> ; # Sacred space
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/914.10486/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> ; # Great Britain.
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/8076139> ; # Martin Symington
   schema:datePublished "2011" ;
   schema:description ""Britain is packed with places to visit that can be called 'sacred'. Many are tourist sites, such as Iona, Lindisfarne and Stonehenge. Many more are out-of-the-way pilgrimage destinations, druidic circles, holy wells or obscure islands that few people would find without this book. Some are only recognised as 'sacred' by people with a special interest: Karl Marx's tomb in Highgate cemetery or the island on Althorp where Princess Diana is buried. This book journeys from pilgrimage sites with tombs of martyrs and scenes of medieval miracles to the remote islands of Iona, Bardsey and Lindisfarne, as well as to modern Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic shrines. It visits pre-historic stone circles and ancient chalk hill carvings such as the phallic Cerne Abbas giant. As well as sites of myth, legend, and apparition it covers shrines to philosophers and locations revered for their connections with art, music, literature, sport and crime."--Publisher's description."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2946110782> ;
   schema:genre "Guidebooks"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Sacred Britain : a guide to places that stir the soul"@en ;
   schema:productID "751722653" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/751722653#PublicationEvent/chalfont_st_peter_bradt_travel_guides_2011> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946110782#Agent/bradt_travel_guides> ; # Bradt Travel Guides
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781841623634> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB175499> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/751722653> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946110782#Agent/bradt_travel_guides> # Bradt Travel Guides
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Bradt Travel Guides" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946110782#Place/chalfont_st_peter> # Chalfont St. Peter
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Chalfont St. Peter" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1103191> # Sacred space
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Sacred space"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> # Great Britain.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Great Britain." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/8076139> # Martin Symington
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Symington" ;
   schema:givenName "Martin" ;
   schema:name "Martin Symington" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781841623634>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1841623636" ;
   schema:isbn "9781841623634" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.