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London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement—including chains and perches—lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Birnam Oak and Sycamore

Macbeth's infamous 'Great Birnam Wood.'
Oxford, England

C.S. Lewis's Grave

The beloved fantasy novelist is buried near a church containing a whimsical etched glass window full of Narnia favorites.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Magdalen Chapel

The 16th-century church has the only stained glass windows that survived the Scottish Reformation intact.
Edinburgh, Scotland

St. Bernard's Well

A beautiful Greco-Roman structure houses a well once believed to have healing powers.
London, England

London Transport Museum Depot

The majority of the museum's large collection is held in a storage space open to the public a few times a year.
Dunwich, England

The Lost Town of Dunwich

A village on the east coast of England that has almost completely eroded into the North Sea.
Dover, England

Dover Castle

One of the few standing Roman lighthouses and a labyrinth of tunnels are a couple of the secrets at this historic castle.
Scottish Borders, Scotland

Abbotsford House

This Scottish manor house is a lush relic from the life of a literary great.
Oxford, England

Duke Humfrey's Library at the Old Bodleian Library

One of Europe's oldest libraries.
Essex, England

The Broomway

A perilous medieval road leading right into the sea.
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.
London, England

Crystal Palace Subway

A relic of Victorian grandeur hides beneath a busy South London road.
London, England

Temple Bar Memorial Dragon

The fierce beast perches atop a pedestal marking where the historic City of London gates once stood.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bennets Bar

This historic pub has maintained much of its 1906 decor, including a small sequestered room for women, where orders were slipped through a tiny window.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
London, England

Yeoman Warders Club

There's an exclusive Beefeaters pub hidden in the Tower of London.
York, England

Cat Statues of York

A century-old tradition has culminated in a small but singular collection of feline effigies.
London, England

Metropolitan Police Coat Hook

Installed at a chaotic intersection, this gave London traffic cops a place to hang their heavy woolen coats.
London, England

The Cockpit

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

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
Holywell, Wales

Winifred's Well

The oldest continual pilgrimage site in Britain was supposedly created by a gruesome beheading.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pentre Ifan

The Stonehenge of Wales is one of the grandest neolithic dolmens still in existence.
Twickenham, England

Strawberry Hill

In Twickenham sits a small whitewashed castle that inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.