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4 February 2013

Rather English - Visit St Aidan's, Bamburgh

A beautiful church beside the North Sea, St Aidan's in Bamburgh was founded in 635 AD by Aidan himself, when at the request of King Oswald, a wooden church was constructed, probably on the same site as the one which is in place today.

The main part of the church that exists today dates from the 12th century. For centuries pilgrims arrived to pay tribute to Aidan, and many still do at a small memorial in the chancel, though modern pilgrims are more likely to be searching for the memorial to lighthouse keeper's daughter Grace Darling, which is also found in the church.

For more, see http://www.staidan-bamburgh.co.uk

From November 2012 until January 2013, Tired of London, Tired of Life will briefly be posting as RatherEnglish.com and featuring interesting things to do in England

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