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English way

The Road used by the British

El English way starts in the city of Ferrol.

Steps

The first stage of the English Way will take us along the coast through an urban and industrial land. After our arrival in Neda we can decide if we are left wanting more, in which case we will have to follow another 15 km to the city of Pontedeume.

Today we will have another quiet day. In which we will have few slopes and go hand in hand with the general road. This allows us to have multiple establishments to rest and snack on.

A stage of pleasant layout that will pass through rural areas and lush forests. Halfway we can visit the city of Miño which has a shelter and all the necessary services for pilgrims. To end our day we will arrive at Betanzos where in addition to being able to enjoy a wonderful hostel we can visit its walls and its historic center.

Today we have before us the queen stage of the English Way. Unlike previous days it is advisable to bring water and food since we will have few populations in which to feed us.

Quiet stage that runs along asphalt or dirt tracks and mostly we will descend towards Sigüeiro. We will have abundant shops until A Street from there to Sigüeiro we will find ourselves without services.

And finally our desired end. We will arrive to Santiago seeing from the distance the towers of the Cathedral. The beginning of the stage passes through rural areas to end up crossing an industrial estate and finally travel the streets of the old town of Santiago to reach the Plaza del Obradoiro.

Points of interest

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Tower of Hercules

The Tower of Hercules is a tower and lighthouse located on a hill in the peninsula of the city of La Coruña, in Galicia. Its total height is 57 meters, and dates from the first century. It has the privilege of being the only Roman lighthouse and the oldest in operation in the world. It is the third lighthouse in height of Spain, behind the Chipiona Lighthouse and Maspalomas Lighthouse (60 m snm). The June 27 of 2009 was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

San Felipe Castle

The castle of San Felipe is one of the old military fortresses of the Ferrol estuary. It is located in the town of Ferrol, province of La Coruña, autonomous community of Galicia, in Spain. It was built in the 16th century. In front of this castle, in the estuary, there is the castle of La Palma and the castle of San Martín (from which you can hardly see some ruins today), both in the municipality of Mugardos. Between the castle of San Martín and the castle of San Felipe there was a thick chain in the sea that prevented the entry of enemy ships to the Ferrol estuary.
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Puentedeume

Puentedeume (in Galician and officially Pontedeume) is a coastal municipality located in the province of La Coruña. It is located between the municipalities of Miño, Cabañas, Capela, Villarmayory Monfero, halfway between La Coruña and Ferrol.

The town was founded ex novo by a letter from Alfonso X el Sabio in 1270.

The emblem of the town is the Eume river that passes through it and flows into the Atlantic Ocean. At this point the estuary is formed, strong tidal rises and falls occur in the area.

San Francisco de Betanzos

The church of San Francisco de Betanzos is a Gothic-style temple built in the second half of the fourteenth century, thanks to the patronage of Fernán Pérez de Andrade, who rebuilt the previously existing monastery, dating from the thirteenth century. It was declared a national monument in 1919 and, later, Cultural Interest.
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