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Sheffield, England

The Green Police Box

This police call box harkens back to an era of pre-radio communications, and has a rather unique feature.
London, England

Tulip Stairs

The first geometric self-supporting spiral stairs in Britain are a truly beautiful sight.
London, England

Elfin Oak

This ancient oak plays host to carvings of magical elves, gnomes, witches, and other creatures prominent in local folklore.
Bury Saint Edmunds, England

The Nutshell Pub

The smallest pub in Britain was once a cabinet of curiosities and it still has the dead cat to prove it.
Oxford, England

The Norrington Room

Once one of the largest rooms full of books in the world, this bookstore basement is still a treat for bibliophiles.
Oxford, England

Jane Burden's Birthplace

A plaque marks the humble origins of an artistic muse who embodied the ideals of Pre-Raphaelite beauty.
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
Oxford, England

The Saxon Tower at St. Michael at the North Gate

This 11th century tower is said to be the oldest building in Oxford.
Oxford, England

Duke Humfrey's Library at the Old Bodleian Library

One of Europe's oldest libraries.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
North Warnborough, England

Odiham Castle

It's believed King John of England stayed at this 13th-century castle before riding off to sign the Magna Carta.
Portsmouth, England

Spinnaker Tower

This striking observation tower shaped like a spinnaker sail is the newest icon in historic Portsmouth.
Sandown, England

Dinosaur Isle

This purpose-built dinosaur museum is shaped like a pterodactyl and holds fossils that were found in its very village.
Shanklin, England

Shanklin Chine

This stream-carved gorge has inspired poets, hidden smugglers, and trained soldiers, all without losing its beauty.
Ryde, England

1930s London Underground Trains at Ryde

The Isle of Wight’s “Island Line” serviced by former London Underground trains from the 1930s.
Ryde, England

Donald McGill Seaside Postcard Museum

Obscene versions of this artist's work are the most popular.
Cardiff, Wales

The Arab Room at Cardiff Castle

A harem-inspired Moorish fantasy design in a Victorian-era Welsh castle.
Cardiff, Wales

Roman Walls of Cardiff Castle

The castle still holds traces of the abandoned Roman fort it was built atop.
Cardiff, Wales

Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle

Recently restored menagerie of Victorian-era beasts.
Essex, England

The 'Gants' of Braintree

You won't find these curiously named passageways anywhere else in England.
Essex, England

Essex Witch Hunt Victims Memorial

Centuries later, the victims of Great Britain's greatest hysteria are finally being remembered.
Essex, England

Old Harkilees

This wooden effigy believed to be King Charles I hung for centuries outside an inn and was mistaken for a deity.
Portsmouth, England

Mary Rose

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

The Grave of Thomas Thetcher

This gravestone and its inscription inspired a movement that has spanned generations and saved countless lives.