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Moira, England

Moira Furnace

This early 19th-century blast furnace only survived because it was a financial and technical failure.
Cannock, England

Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery

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

Wychbury Obelisk

An 18th century monument regularly tagged with unsettling graffiti referencing a 1940s unsolved murder.
Dudley, England

The Crooked House

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

Mayor Weigh-In

17th-century tradition of public weighing is met with boos or cheers depending on the Mayor's weight.
Surrey, England

Leith Hill Tower

Gothic tower where Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote the poem "The Sleeping Beauty."
Berkhamsted, England

Berkhamsted Castle

This early Norman castle was the first historical monument protected by an act of Parliament.
Jordans, England

William Penn’s Grave

The remains of the man who founded Pennsylvania lie in an unassuming grave in the English countryside.
Brighton, England

'Twins'

These shopping center benches are actually a modern art installation.
Hove, England

'Fingermaze'

This seemingly normal pathway actually forms a giant fingerprint.
Brighton, England

Brighton's Victorian Sewers

To literally keep their waste out of their own backyards, the citizens of this English city built an impressive sewer system that is still in use today.
Brighton, England

Brighton Waste House

This concept building is the UK's first attempt at making a permanent structure of nothing but trash.
Brighton, England

Old Time Amusements

A vintage penny arcade hidden in the back of a fun fair-themed bar.
Brighton, England

Quadrophenia Alley

This tiny alleyway is now a shrine to a subculture riot between the mods and rockers.
Brighton, England

The Royal Pavilion

Regency-era excess on the English Coast.
Hove, England

The Goldstone

This craggy boulder is fabled to be either a druidic relic or Satan's stumbling block.
Hove, England

Everest's Grave

An unassuming churchyard is the resting place of a pioneering surveyor and reluctant namesake of a mountain.
Shoreham-by-Sea, England

Houseboats of Shoreham

A motley, fantastical agglomeration of unlikely houseboats along the Shoreham-by-Sea riverbank.
Hove, England

Victorian Seaside Shelters

These seaside shelters once enjoyed by royalty remain a part of local history.
Hove, England

Armada Beacon

This large torch on the Hove coastline helped Sir Francis Drake defend England from the Spanish fleet.
Portslade, England

Portslade ‘Gassie’

This desolate boat was once a key form of public transportation for Portslade residents.
Henfield, England

The Cat House

This Tudor cottage is adorned with many canary-clasping cats, which originally served as a reminder to a local clergyman of his pet's murderous ways.
Gotham, England

The Original Gotham

The storied English village that pretended to be insane inspired NYC's nickname and the fictional namesake in the DC Comics universe.
Nottingham, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.