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Carnforth, England

Carnforth Coke Ovens

These early 19th-century kilns were used to make coke, a key Ingredient in steel production.
Bristol, England

Replica of the Matthew

An authentic, seaworthy replica of the ship that sailed to Newfoundland in 1497.
Bristol, England

The Red Lodge Museum

One of Bristol's best-hidden gems has ties to Lord Byron, whence it became the nation's first reformatory school for girls.
Bristol, England

Bristol Museum Natural History Collection

It houses a menagerie of wondrous taxidermy specimens from around the world, including the remains of a famous gorilla.
Bristol, England

Hermit's Cave and Quaker Burial Ground

A medieval cave used to shelter local hermits now holds nearly 200 old Quaker gravestones.
Shepton Mallet, England

St. Peter and St. Paul's Wagon-Roof

Inside this magnificent 12th-century church is one of the finest carved wagon-roofs in all of England.
Wiltshire, England

Hackpen White Horse

England's only square-dimension hill horse was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's coronation.
York, England

Hob Moor and Plague Stones

When the plague struck York, this stone was used to leave supplies for the sick.
York, England

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

One of the shortest streets in York has an especially odd name.
East Molesey, England

Hampton Court Maze

England's oldest surviving hedge maze has been confusing visitors for over 300 years.
London, England

Ruined Victorian Folly

Remnants of a Victorian garden feature sitting in public woodland.
Conwy, Wales

Laburnum Arch

A breathtaking flower tunnel bursts with beautiful golden blossoms.
Deganwy, Wales

Deganwy Castle

This ancient castle has been abandoned since the Edwardian conquest of Wales.
Fulmodeston, England

The Ruins of St. Mary's Church

In the quiet village of Fulmodestion, the ruins of a medieval church remain hidden among vines and foliage.
Norfolk, England

SS Vina Shipwreck

The wreckage of an old coastal trading vessel is only visible at low tide.
Lyminster, England

Slayer's Slab

This carved stone slab marked the grave of a local dragon slayer, who makes a killer pie.
Portsmouth, England

Lumps Fort aka Southsea Rose Garden

A picturesque garden with a surprising past.
Portsmouth, England

Mary Rose

Hauled from the water's depths, Henry VIII's flagship is preserved in this capsule-shaped museum.
East Meon, England

Giant's Cottage

The front of this 17th-century cottage also contains a large, stone face.
London, England

Chequer Street Wooden Paving

This may be the last of London's wooden pavements, which were once a common sight in the city.
London, England

'Out of Order'

A domino effect created with Britain’s iconic telephone boxes.
London, England

Public Standards of Length

19th-century scientists would make the pilgrimage here to verify the precision of their measuring sticks.
London, England

Philpot Lane Mice Sculpture

A mysterious pair of mice eating a piece of cheese is London's smallest public sculpture.
Lincoln, England

High Bridge

The oldest of the three remaining bridges in England with buildings on top of them.