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London, England

The Cockpit

A friendly pub with a sordid past in cock fighting.
Oxford, England

The Eagle and Child

J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other "Inklings" met at the Oxford pub to discuss the now legendary fantasy stories they were writing.
Lyndhurst, England

Stagbury Hills

One of the largest hills in New Forest.
Lyndhurst, England

Lyndhurst War Memorial

The famous Alice Liddell designed this memorial after losing her sons in World War I.
Canterbury, England

West Gate Tower Museum

A defensive structure built during the Hundred Years War has remained useful in one way or another for nearly 700 years.
Minstead, England

The Rufus Stone

A stone, covered in metal, commemorating an event that happened somewhere else a thousand years ago.
Lyndhurst, England

Bolton's Bench

According to legend, a noble knight and a terrible dragon lie beneath this storied hill.
Portsmouth, England

Hatch the Mary Rose Dog

Discovered on a shipwreck after more than 400 years, this Renaissance ratter tells a very waggly tale.
Rye, England

Rye Water House

An ancient water supply dating back almost 500 years can still be found standing in East Sussex.
Portsmouth, England

Spinnaker Tower

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

Alphege Windows

A set of medieval stained-glass windows tell the gruesome story of a Viking siege.
Dorset, England

Lyme Regis Museum

A local museum honors the overlooked discoveries of Mary Anning, one of the first professional fossil hunters.
Bournemouth, England

Fisherman's Walk Cliff Lift

The world's shortest funicular ferries beachgoers a whopping 128 feet from clifftop to shore.
Rye, England

Ypres Tower

Also known as Rye Castle, this 13th-century fortification later became a prison and held one of Rye's most famous criminals.
London, England

Meeksville Sound Plaque

The home studio one of Britain's first independent record producers is also the site of a murder-suicide.
Oxford, England

Port Meadow

Legend says this public grazing area hasn't been plowed for thousands of years.
London, England

Charing Cross Storm Tree

A living memorial to the trees London lost during the Great Storm of 1987.
Canterbury, England

Tomb of the Black Prince

An impressive armored bronze effigy marks the tomb of one of the medieval era's greatest warriors.
East Molesey, England

Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court Palace

In 2013, historians discovered a hidden room devoted to the art of making royals' hot chocolate.
London, England

Town Hall Hotel

You will not be able to miss this building.
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Post Office

A whimsical cottage from the 1300s with a preserved Victorian-era post office inside.
London, England

Ernest Shackleton Statue

An effigy of the famous polar explorer stands outside the Royal Geographical Society's headquarters.
Brighton, England

Remains of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier

Half-drowned wooden stumps and stone blocks are all that remain of a Victorian landing that was destroyed by storms.
Isle of Wight, England

St. Catherine's Oratory

This lighthouse was crafted as penitence for the theft of wine bound for a monastery.