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Stilton, England

Stilton Cheese Rolling Championship

Competitors race wooden replicas of pungent blue cheese.
Loughborough, England

'The Sockman'

This bare, bronze lad in a lone sock sits in the middle of Loughborough’s town center.
Nottingham, England

The Arboretum

This unchanged Victorian park is rumored to have been the inspiration behind Peter Pan's Neverland.
Nottingham, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
Derby, England

Hanson Log Boat

This Bronze Age boat was found buried remarkably intact in an English gravel pit.
Nottingham, England

Birthplace of Herbert Kilpin

The founder of the A.C. Milan football club was actually from England.
Nottingham, England

Standard Hill

The English Civil War began right here in 1642.
London, England

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.
London, England

Ruins of the Crystal Palace

The remains of Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851.
Molson, Washington

Okanogan Highland Ghost Towns

This former mining hub holds a surprising abundance of undisturbed relics from the Old West.
Carthage, Missouri

Red Oak II

When he found his hometown was no more, Lowell Davis decided to recreate a "new" ghost town from scratch.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Blair Street Underground Vaults

A labyrinthine network of chambers with a storied past hides below Edinburgh's South Bridge.
Edinburgh, Scotland

World's End Close

This otherwise ordinary close on the Royal Mile constituted the end of the world for Edinburgh’s poorest residents.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
Somerset, England

Wells Cathedral Clock

This astronomical clock is the second oldest in England.
West Yorkshire, England

'Winifred'

In a small courtyard resides this large mural that draws inspiration from Leeds and its history.
Bradford, England

Colour Experience Museum

A museum devoted to the science of color.
Gloucestershire, England

Lydney Camp

Home to the ancient Roman temple of a lesser-known Celtic god that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien and H. P. Lovecraft.
Caerphilly, Wales

Sultan the Pit Pony

The enormous earthwork sculpture honors the ponies that lived and worked in the old colliery.
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.
Saint Fagans, Wales

St. Fagans National History Museum

Stroll through Welsh history in a village of reconstructed structures.
Burnham-on-Sea, England

Burnham-on-Sea Low Lighthouse

The unusual stilted beacon is the town's only active lighthouse.
Somerset, England

Willow Man

Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
Weston-super-Mare, England

The Helicopter Museum

The world's largest museum devoted solely to the whirlybird comes complete with its own chopper graveyard.