The Camino Inglés route of the Camino de Santiago or English Way was traditionally the preferred route for pilgrims coming from the British Isles and Ireland on their way to Santiago de Compostela, hence its name.
Early pilgrims would have arrived by boat at the port A Coruña, guided in by the Tower of Hercules – this famous Roman lighthouse, which can still be seen today at the end of the Peninsula sheltering the city from wild Atlantic winds and waves. From A Coruña these early pilgrims would have continued on foot from the rugged Galician coastline, passing historic towns before continuing inland across the green countryside and woodlands of rural Galicia on their way to Santiago de Compostela and its famous cathedral.
As this route is only 75kms, it can be combined with a 25km pilgrimage in Ireland (such as the Kerry Camino), in order to obtain your Compostela. This is known as the Celtic Camino.
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