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Winifred's Well in Holywell, Wales

One of the many holy wells scattered across Europe, Winifred's Well (or St. Winifride's Well) has been visited by the faithful for over a thousand years after it was created by a martyr's lopped off head. As the story goes, Winifred, daughter of a wealthy Wales citizen and sister of fellow Saint Beuno, was being romantically pursued by a man named Caradog. Winifred was not interested in the man's advances and when she finally refused to lay with him, Caradog lopped the young woman's head off.
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One of the many holy wells scattered across Europe, Winifred's Well (or St. Winifride's Well) has been visited by the faithful for over a thousand years after it was created by a martyr's lopped off head. As the story goes, Winifred...

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