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Nantes, France

'Mètre à Ruban'

A massively oversized measuring tape sculpture sits inside a hidden yard.
Nantes, France

l'Île de Versailles Jardin Japonais

This small island, a byproduct of 19th-century canal construction, is now home to a charming Japanese garden.
Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau, France

The Grotesques of the Chapel of Bethlehem

Do these monsters look familiar? The gargoyles on this church are all from pop culture.
Couëron, France

House in the Loire

The sunken structure looks like the victim of a catastrophic flood.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
Lyon, France

Testut-Latarjet Museum

Nicknamed the "Museum of Horrors," this French anatomical collection has been fascinating visitors for over a century.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
Les Vauxbelets, Guernsey

The Little Chapel

An intricately decorated tiny place of worship.
Guernsey

German Military Underground Hospital

Underground hospital complex constructed by slave laborers during the German occupation of the Channel Islands.
Hampshire, England

The Grave of Thomas Thetcher

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

Equestrian Statue of the Duke of Wellington

Now overlooking the Home of the British Army, this gargantuan statue was removed from its original location in London.
East Meon, England

Giant's Cottage

The front of this 17th-century cottage also contains a large, stone face.
Portsmouth, England

Hatch the Mary Rose Dog

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

Mary Rose

Hauled from the water's depths, Henry VIII's flagship is preserved in this capsule-shaped museum.
Winchester, England

Winchester Round Table

A medieval replica of King Arthur's legendary table, the Round Table hanging in Winchester Castle was decorated by Henry VIII.
Winchester, England

'Sound II' at Winchester Cathedral

This silent sentry in the crypt below a large Gothic cathedral is often knee-deep in water.
Farnham, England

Waverley Abbey

The ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian monastery can be found alongside World War II tank traps and pillboxes.
Compton, England

Watts Cemetery Chapel

This quaint mortuary chapel hides a stunning Celtic Revival and Art Nouveau interior.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
London, England

Deptford Anchor

A much-loved local landmark pays tribute to the shipbuilding past of this area.
London, England

The 'Scribble'

A giant scrawl on the skyline of south London.
London, England

Horniman Aquarium

A wonderfully eclectic Victorian aquarium lies in the basement of the Horniman Museum.
London, England

Nunhead Cemetery

A vast overgrown cemetery, once known as one of London's "Magnificent Seven."
London, England

One Tree Hill

A historic hill of tall tales, with one rather special tree.