North East Wales

Holywell festival for walkers retraces Henry V's pilgrimage

St Winefride's Well Image copyright Wrexham Diocese
Image caption The waters of St Winefride's Well are said to have miraculous healing powers

Walkers who have retraced King Henry V's pilgrimage steps are being welcomed back by a medieval celebration.

Henry V walked from Shrewsbury to Holywell in Flintshire in 1416, to give thanks for his famous victory over the French at Agincourt.

The walkers reached St Winefride's on Friday after setting off from Shrewsbury Abbey on 18 June.

A medieval festival will take place in the town on Saturday, which organisers said would put the area "on the map".

The festival will include a re-enactment of Henry V being immersed in the holy well.

Image copyright Holywell Walkers are Welcome
Image caption The re-enactment route - organisers hope it will become a formal pilgrim's trail

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