Keen to get out and about or start expanding your spiritual knowledge once again? Celebrate the very best of what the UK has to offer with our handy list…
After weeks of being unable to venture out beyond our local community, now shops are reopening and we’re able to get out on a spiritual mission once again. So whether you want to buy some more crystals, get in touch with a healer or just sit among the old ruins of a holy temple, you can enjoy the freedom of being able to do so once again.
To celebrate this time, we’ve pulled together some of the very best shops across the country where you’ll find all manner of spiritual offerings, as well as online stores and energy healers that are back and open for business. We’ve also researched some of the most interesting sacred places to visit across the UK – although be warned, this list is by no means exhaustive! Have fun!
Gems Pure Serenity
40 Priory St, Bedford MK40 1HS
This magical crystal shop is run by Gemma Williams, a Reiki master, psychic and manifestation guru. She also runs a women’s online manifesting and spiritual academy on Facebook, which is full of life-changing workshops, readings and healings. Find out more at manifestinggurus.com or follow Gemma on Facebook at facebook.com/Magicgems11 and Instagram @manifestingguru888
Natural Me Sisterhood
This online women’s circle is run by complementary therapist and spiritual healer Lisa Melbourne, who is based in Lincoln. By joining the Natural Me Sisterhood you can learn to weave complementary therapies and the energy of the moon and the seasons into your daily mindful practices and achieve a life filled with magic and harmony. Find out more at linktr.ee/NatMe or follow Lisa on Facebook at facebook.com/LisaNaturalMe or Instagram @lisa_natural_me
This online shop, run from Worcestershire, sells an expansive range of all sorts of beautiful crystals. The team’s desire is to share their joy of the mystical, geological, wondrous world of good quality crystals, minerals and essential oils and allow others to experience their life-enhancing qualities for themselves. Find out more at thymekeepers.co.uk or follow the shop on Instagram @thymekeepersltd or on Facebook facebook.com/TKLCRYSTALS.
4 Manchester Chambers, Oldham, OL1 1LF
Set up in 2012 by Anne Scholes, a TV psychic on the Psychic Today channel, Anngelic Bliss sells a range of aromatherapy sprays, oils, bath salts, soaps and candles all divinely channelled with the angels, as well as unicorns, fairies, dragons and much more. Find the shop on Facebook at facebook.com/annegelicbliss
The Crystal Buddha
20 High Street, Knaresborough, HG5 0EQ
This award-winning independent holistic shop specialises in ethically-sourced crystals, fair trade goodies, divination tools, sound therapy products and many other wonderful things to make your heart sing and your soul smile. Find out more at thecrystalbuddha.com or follow the shop on Facebook or Instagram @thecrystalbuddha
This online witchcraft emporium sells a wide variety of goodies, including its own range of vegan-friendly spell candles, altar items, herbs, oils and crystals. There’s also the chance to sign up to a monthly subscription box for practising witches – the perfect gift for a friend or yourself! Find out more at freyascauldron.co.uk or follow on Facebook and Instagram @freyascauldron
Dawn Harlow: Rebirth Revolution Leyland
Need a bit of spiritual encouragement and support in your life? Be sure to look up Dawn Harlow and her rebirth revolution. A certified KRI kundalini yoga teacher and spiritual mentor, she is dedicated to giving people permission to shine. Book in for a private Zoom session or take part in one of her many group classes – there’s kundalini yoga, mantra work and prosperity manifestation classes to choose from as well as many more bespoke options. Find out more at dawnharlow.com or via Instagram @dawnharlow11
Margate Shell Grotto
Discovered in the 1800s, this shell grotto is a truly unique site to visit. It features 70ft of winding passages, whose walls are carpeted with more than four million carefully placed shells. Made with the shells of whelks, mussels and oysters, it depicts images of gods and goddesses and all sorts of patterns, and has to be seen to be believed. No one knows why it is there, but some believe it is an ancient Pagan grotto. Find out more at shellgrotto.co.uk
The Candle Co
This Kent-based candle company sells its handmade soy wax candles and wax melts through an online Etsy shop. The family behind it began by making scented soy candles for themselves, as they found the mass-produced options didn’t match their expectations. Today, their candle range now includes a variety of crystal-inspired offerings. Shop online at etsy.com/uk/shop/ thecandlecoltd or follow them on Instagram @the_candle_co_ltd_kent
Earth Angel Crystals
Run by Evelyn, who is based in Surrey, this online shop offers a treasure trove of spiritual items, including crystal carvings, candles, jewellery, pendulums, tumblestones and wands. You’ll find a myriad of little beauties on the website – all of which are lovingly treasured until their true soul connection comes along to merge with their divine healing energies. Find out more at earthangelcrystals.co.uk or find them on Facebook at facebook.com/earthangelcrystals
The Crystal Tree
69 Broadway West, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2BX
Run by Tracy and Louise, The Crystal Tree showcases an extensive range of crystals and gifts including spheres, wands, eggs, trees, buddhas and jewellery. The pair work hard sourcing the very best crystals and jewellery and nearly every item is carefully hand-selected. Find out more at the-crystal-tree. co.uk or follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/The-CrystalTree-133028563378943/
Jasmine Grace, Glastonbury
Visiting Glastonbury? Be sure to seek out Jasmine Grace. A resident modern mystic, oracle reader, monologist, trusted international teacher and healer, Jasmine was born in Avalon, and naturally imbues professional magical essence. Readings and workshops are now available with her online. Follow Jasmine on Facebook at facebook.com/ JasmineGraceZahara
Elements of Avebury
Green Street, Avebury, Wiltshire, SN8 1RE
Elements of Avebury is a magical shop in the centre of the world’s largest ancient stone circle. Inside you’ll find a range of jewellery designed and made on site by owner Donna, as well as many other beautiful offerings from local artists. Find out more at elementsofavebury. co.uk or find them on Facebook and Instagram @elementsofavebury
St Nectan’s Green, Cornwall
This fairly unknown spot is incredibly beautiful and features a beautiful 60ft waterfall that cascades into a stunning and magical glen. It has a mystical and other-worldly sense to it, with moss and lichen coating the rocks and trees perching along the edges. It’s been linked to Saint Nectan and has various myths and legends associated with the area. People of all followings are drawn here and it’s seen as a sacred place by many – with ribbons, crystals, photos, prayers and other keepsakes left as souvenirs of their visit. Find out more at st-nectansglen.co.uk
Daisy Centres Retreat
6 Church Lane, Glastonbury, BA6 9JQ
Find the renowned spiritual expert Daisy Foss at her beautiful Glastonbury retreat. Daisy is a healer and expert in angels, ancient Egyptian wisdom and past life regression and gives individuals the opportunity to stay in the area and discover themselves. Find out more at daisyfoss.com or follow Daisy on Facebook at facebook.com/daisy.foss or Instagram @angels_of_awakening
Goat’s Hole Cave
This cave in Gower Peninsula is steeped in history – and has been celebrated as the site of the oldest ceremonial burial in western Europe and the place where the oldest anatomically modern human skeleton was found in Britain. Known as the Red Lady of Paviland (as it was first believed the red ochre-stained bones were female), it’s now known these remains are probably those of a young man and that he died around 33,000 years ago. It’s a thought-provoking place to visit and will inspire deep contemplation about the passing of time. Just be aware that the path to the cave isn’t easy and sturdy walking boots are recommended.
Orkney’s Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar
These two famous Neolithic stone circles sit within a natural ampitheatre surrounded by hills. They are believed to be part of a huge temple complex created around 5,000 years ago which would have been the setting for ancient rituals and ceremonies, and you can easily walk between the two. Find out more at here.
This quiet and peaceful island features a wild and magical landscape and plenty of sacred locations. It’s been at the heart of Christianity since 563 when St Columba founded a monastery on site and it’s believed that monks here composed the famous manuscript known as the Book of Kells. There’s an example of one of the best-preserved Celtic crosses in Britain to see, plus restored abbey buildings and the remains of an ancient nunnery. Find out more here.
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