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What is Britain's most sacred site?

Updated Tuesday 20th June 2017

Britian is scattered with sacred sites - why do we feel the resonance of ancient religion?

Britain is chockablock with sacred sites. Two great traditions that stand out are the standing stones of our prehistoric megalithics, and our beautiful cathedrals. Most famous of these are Stonehenge and Glastonbury Abbey but what raised them above the rest? And why, in a secular Britain, are they still special to us?

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Explore the sacred with The Open University - and find out why Milton Keynes has something in common with Stonehenge and Glastonbury

CORRECTION: When originally published, due to an editing error, the introduction to the video originally described the Glastonbury site as a Cathedral. It is, of course, the site of an Abbey and we've revised the text to reflect this.

 

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