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Manchester, England

People’s History Museum

One of Manchester’s museums has gathered and preserved British political paraphernalia covering over 200 years.
Colchester, England

'Walking Woman' & 'Man With Cup'

Two larger-than-life Sean Henry sculptures blend in with the people of Colchester's high street.
Lullington, England

Lullington Church of the Good Shepherd

This tiny church is one of England's smallest.
Lewes, England

The Lewes Shark Weather Vane

This toothy tower topper commemorates a valuable shark that washed ashore nearby.
Friston, England

Grave of 'Washed Ashore'

This simple wooden cross is said to mark the grave of an unknown sailor who washed ashore nearby.
Battle, England

The Battle Tapestry

This modern artwork, inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, tells Battle's early history following the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest.
Wilmington, England

The Wilmington 'Madonna'

This church is home to a 1,600-year-old tree, but also a mysterious carved figure who may have been a pagan idol.
Colchester, England

Jumbo Water Tower

The largest Victorian water tower in Britain.
Hastings, England

William the Conqueror's Dining Stone

Tradition says that William the Conqueror dined on this stone after landing his Norman invasion fleet nearby.
Hastings, England

The Piece of Cheese Cottage

This tiny triangular cottage is one of a kind in England, and has housed everything from a watchmaker's studio to coffin storage.
Farnham, England

The Pump House

This restored pump house gives a glimpse into the past when communal water supplies were common.
Jevington, England

The Birthplace of Banoffi Pie

This blue plaque commemorates the unexpected origin of one of the world's most beloved deserts.
Manchester, England


Over 70 independent businesses have set up shop in this former Victorian department store.
Hastings, England

Marine Court

This seaside property, an example of Art Deco Streamline Moderne style, was designed to embody the curves of a great ship.
London, England

The Cathedral of Sewage

This elaborate Byzantine-style building was designed for a not-so-pretty purpose.
London, England

The Wrong Abbey Road

Tourists who rely on a transit map to find the iconic Beatles location often end up in a far-off neighborhood.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
Bisley, England

Holy Well of St. John the Baptist

This holy spring and its well have been the site of religious devotion for millennia.
East Dean, England

Sherlock Holmes Retirement Cottage

In this quiet village, a blue plaque marks the spot where the famous fictional detective retired.
Wilmington, England

The Long Man of Wilmington

This giant geoglyph of mysterious origins is now the site of neo-pagan rituals.
Peldon, England

The Strood

This ancient causeway can flood daily, leaving Mersea Island as a true island for hours at a time, and cutting its 7,000 residents off from the mainland.
Hastings, England

Hasting's Net Shops

During the heyday of fishing in Hastings, there were more than 100 of these storage facilities.
Hastings, England

Shipwreck Museum

From battleships to Roman vessels, this museum explores the depths of shipwrecks in the region.
Basingstoke, England

Wote Street Willy

A sincere and thoughtful art installation, mistaken by many as a statue of a penis.