In the English Way, Ferrol and A Coruña are the two main starting points thanks to their strategic location. Thanks to them, the Jacobean pilgrimage had great fame throughout medieval Europe, beginning in the XNUMXth century and reaching its highest peak in the XNUMXth century.

Scandinavians, Flemings, Scots, Irish and, mainly English, used the sea roads to reach the ports of Ferrol and La Coruña, as well as, to a lesser extent, Viveiro and Ribadeo, on the Lugo coast, to start their Camino de Santiago .

The Camino de Santiago Inglés is, after the Portuguese Way, one of the most popular routes, despite being the shortest route of all the Caminos de Santiago on the Iberian Peninsula.