Godstow Abbey

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Recommended by 4 out of 4 hikers

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  • Dan

    The ruins of the 12th Century Godstow Nunnery have a wonderful atmosphere. The abbey was founded by Edith of Winchester in 1133. As the story goes, Edith had a vision telling her to settle near Oxford and wait for a sign from God. She lived at nearby Binsey for a short while, until one night she heard a voice that told her to go where a light from heaven reached the ground and build a nunnery for 24 women. She looked north and saw a light over Godstow. Edith went to Henry I and told him of her vision and the king approved of her new foundation.

    • July 30, 2019

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Location: Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

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