St. Ives, Cornwall

This stunning seaside town is known for its beaches and views that inspire artists. The popular destination is named after the 5th-century Irish martyr St. Ia. It is believed the young Irish princess arrived in Cornwall as a missionary but was killed by King Teudar. She was buried in what is now St. Ives and the town developed around her burial site, under the church of St. Ives.

Holyhead, Anglesea, Wales

Holyhead can be found on Holy Island -- named for the large number of prehistoric standing stones, burial chambers, and other religious sites located on the Isle of Anglesea. It is a busy port that serves Ireland for travelers crossing the Irish Sea.

St. Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales

The small, predominantly Welsh-speaking town, along the River Tâf, is named after St. Clare, although there is no certainty as to which St. Clare the town got its name from. It is steeped in history, with a 12th-century Norman church dedicated to Mary Magdalene that stills stands today, and it was also home to a Norman castle whose mound still remains.

St. Just in Penwith, Cornwall

There is great uncertainty as to which St. Just the town is named after. While some scholars talk of St. Iestyn, William of Worcester in 1478 maintained the church housed the bones of Justus of Trieste. On the tip of the southwest of Cornwall, the town was once a thriving mining district. It is also one of two towns featured in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so a must-see for its stunning views.

Holywell, Flintshire, Wales

Known as the Lourdes of Wales, pilgrims have flocked to Holywell since 660 to visit the ancient Roman well named after St. Winefride who, as tradition holds, was beheaded there. A chapel surrounds the well and still attracts visitors to the market town today.

St. Mawes, Cornwall

Named after the Breton saint St. Maudez, this coastal town was once a thriving fishing port but is nowadays a popular site for tourists. The first known chapel was built in 1427 to honor the saint, with a holy well close by. After the church was abandoned during the reign of Elizabeth I, there was no place for the townsfolk to worship until a bishop licensed a private chapel for locals to pray.

St. Olaves, Norfolk

On the eastern side of England lies St. Olaves, named after Olaf II of Norway, who became St Olave for his efforts in spreading Christianity among the Vikings. Lying on the Norfolk Broads, a network of river and lakes, the village is surrounded by natural beauty.

St. Austell, Cornwall

The largest town in Cornwall is named after the 6th-century St. Austol, who was born in Cornwall but went on to spend much of his life in Brittany, France. He was a close friend to St. Méen, who had founded an abbey in Brittany. Austol died just a week after his friend and supposed godfather's death. Like many of the towns in Cornwall, St. Austell is geared toward tourists.

St. Neots, Cambridgeshire

The town that lies 50 miles north of London is named after a Cornish monk. Much to the anger of his fellow Cornishmen, his relics were brought from the town of St. Neot in Cornwall to St. Neots at around 980 for the consecration of its priory, which now lies in ruins. His bones were finally lost during the reign of Henry VIII. With two towns, churches, schools and a well named after the diminutive hermit, Neot is also the patron saint of fish.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire

The beautiful Roman town not far from London is named after a Christian convert, St. Alban, who died in the 3rd or 4th century. The town was home to the shrine of Alban, who died trying to protect a priest. It is a dream location for any history enthusiast, as it's the location of battles, archaeological sites, churches, cathedrals, and an 8th-century inn that still serves ale -- just be sure to duck your head, as the ceilings aren't made for modern man!