Holy Blood of Hailes.


Hailes Abbey  where medieval monks once lived in its extensive and very elaborate buildings.  The pilgrims who funded this imposing abbey came in search of the renowned relic,known as ‘the Holy Blood of Hailes.’ It was allegedly a phial of Christ’s blood, this was denounced at the Reformation as actually being honey coloured with saffron. (When visiting do not miss the little Norman Church across the road.)



Hailes, Nr Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5PB

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