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Gloucestershire, England

Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling

Every year locals tumble 650 feet down to the bottom of the hill chasing a Double Gloucester cheese.
Wadebridge, England

Doyden Castle

This remote castle was built to be a wealthy businessman's palace of vice but is now simply a historic vacation cottage.
Telford, England

The Frog Clock

This whimsical, unique clock has been entertaining shoppers for well over 20 years.
Telford and Wrekin, England

The Hay Inclined Plane

One of the first canal boat-lift inclines ever created.
Dudley, England

The Crooked House

This pub can leave even the sober feeling slightly unsteady.
Kinver, England

Holy Austin Rock Houses

The last occupied troglodyte dwellings in England weren't abandoned until the 1960s.
Cannock, England

Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery

Austrian and Germans who died on British soil during World War I and II are buried here.
Shrewsbury, England

Caynton Caves

This mysterious underground cave in Shropshire dates back to the 18th or 19th century.
Roughlee, England

Alice Nutter Statue

This witch statue remembers a time in England's history when fear trumped truth.
Ratlinghope, England

Grave of the Last Sin-Eater

A quiet country churchyard holds a monument to the last known sin-eater in England.
Cheadle, England

Les Oakes and Sons Architectural Reclamation Yard

Inside this reclamation yard is a unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles.
Stoke Heath, England

The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

A slightly surreal menagerie of structures that were lovingly spared from demolition and reconstructed in a field.
Bath, England

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Eighteenth-century home, where Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.
Conwy, Wales

Llangernyw Yew

One of the world's oldest trees comes with a Welsh legend intertwining it with a spirit prophesying death.
Bewdley, England

Dowles Graveyard

The church is gone, but the graves and legends remain.
Worcestershire, England

Harvington Hall

Built by the patron saint of illusionists this Elizabethan manor house is riddled with secret cubbies for hiding priests.
Cookley, England

Drakelow Tunnels

Near Birmingham, England three and a half miles of top-secret tunnels housed a World War II “shadow factory” and a Cold War nuclear bunker.
Madeley, England

St Michael's Church & the Nine Men of Madeley

This tranquil churchyard in the heart of England’s mining country whispers tales of both triumph and tragedy.
Bydgoszcz, Poland

The Secret Polish Eagle on Fara Church

This symbol of Polish heritage survived the occupation during World War II, hidden in plain sight.
Melbourne, Australia

Old Melbourne Gaol

Once housing children next to hardened criminals this historic jail once displayed Ned Kelly's skull until it was stolen.
Parkville, Australia

Elvis Presley Memorial Garden

The King is honored by an elaborate grotto on a continent he never visited.
Derby, England

Arbor Low Stone Circle

6000-year-old site covered in more than 50 megaliths.
Coventry, England

Coventry Cathedral Ruins

The bombed out remains of the old church were kept intact next to the new one, as a reminder of the futility of war.
Stoke-on-Trent, England

Trentham Monkey Forest

An open air haven for tropical monkeys in the damp moors of the English country.