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Bardsey Island

Our Wild Wales Walkabout started in Aberdaron this week and yesterday we visited Bardsey Island the burial ground of 20,000 saints. The island was possibly named after the Viking chieftain Barda, and Saint Cadfan built a monastery here in 516AD. This small island at the end of the Llyn peninsular in North Wales has been a pilgrimage destination since then. The monastery was dissolved and destroyed by Henry VIII in 1537.Today the isle, Ynys Enlli in Welsh is still a spiritual destination for many pilgrims.

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