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Bruges, Belgium

House Bouchoute

The compass on its front was a handy tool for 17th-century merchants who needed to know the direction of the wind.
Reading, England

Henry West's Grave

The wooden grave marker of a railroad worker who died in a freak whirlwind.
London, England

Hoover Building

A masterpiece of Art Deco architecture hidden in plain sight in West London.
Vienna, Austria

Ausgrabungen Michaelerplatz

In the middle of a Vienna square, Roman ruins dating back some 2,000 years are on display.
Bath, England

Sally Lunn's

This restaurant's specialty is "a major enigma for food historians."
Machynlleth, Wales

Cors Dyfi

Ospreys visit this location every year to nest.
Hampshire, England

The Grave of Thomas Thetcher

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

Buckfast Abbey

This historic Benedictine monastery brews a booze so toxic that it has often been blamed almost singularly for Scottish hooliganism.
Micheldever Station, England

Micheldever Station Red Wheel

Commemorating the first recorded car journey in the United Kingdom, a 56-mile trip that defied the speed limit the whole way.
Colchester, England

Colchester’s Roman Circus

It's believed emperor Hadrian himself funded this once architectural wonder.
Reading, England

Huntley and Palmers No. 4 Biscuit Collection

This display showcases the culinary equivalent of steel-toe boots during World War I.
Reading, England

Reading Museum Bayeux Tapestry

This unique, full-sized copy of the Bayeux Tapestry sports a few modern additions, including underwear.
Bath, England

Pulteney Weir

This picturesque horseshoe weir was first built in the 1600s to prevent flooding in the town of Bath.
Winchester, England

The Winchester Mizmaze

A rare labyrinth-style path carved into a historic hill.
Durham, England

Sanctuary Knocker

Hundreds of years ago, this lion-shaped door knocker could help a person accused of a crime find temporary safe haven in Durham Cathedral.
Stansted, England

Mountfitchet Castle

This reconstructed Norman castle is the world's most accurate, from location to livestock.
Pembrey, Wales

Former RAF Pembrey Airfield

This former military airfield's claim to fame came from a lucky accident during the Second World War.
Essex, England

The Naze and Naze Tower

This crumbling coast and its teetering tower are literally filled with history, but they are also at great risk of becoming history themselves.
Postbridge, England

Postbridge Clapper Bridge

This ancient stone bridge dates back to the early Middle Ages.
Hampshire, England

Preserved Victorian Wedding Cake

Baked in 1898 and still almost flawless, this floral masterpiece is considered the world's oldest complete wedding cake.
Marina di Ascea, Italy

Parco Archeologico di Velia

This ancient city was home to one of the greatest schools of Greek philosophy.
Banff, Alberta

Grizzly House

Try the alligator at this fondue spot, which has been catering to "lovers and hedonists" since 1967.
Banff, Alberta

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

The natural hot spring that was integral to the creation of Canada's first national park.
Lavenham, England

Suffolk's Pink and Crooked Houses

The historic villages and towns of Suffolk are filled with wonky wooden beam houses painted an unusual shade of pink, unknown to many though, this sweet shade had a bloody history.