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Island-hopping, on purpose

Forget Holy Island: there are plenty of other possible island pilgrimages, says Dixe Wills

MENTION to people that you are going on pilgrimage to a holy island in Britain, and the chances are that they will guess that you are off to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

If they are au fait with the inner Hebrides, they might come up with Iona as well, but that would probably be the extent of their guess. And that is a pity, because, magnificent though the homes of St Aidan's former monastery ...

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