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Rye, England

Rye Water House

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

The Quarter Boys

Two gilded cherubs perched on a church bell tower have been reminding visitors of the finitude of life since 1760.
Northumberland, England

Holy Island Boat Sheds

These upturned herring boats make nifty storage sheds for fishing goods.
Worthing, England

Dome Cinema

It was once the longest continuously running cinema in the United Kingdom.
Tyne and Wear, England

The Red House

An enigmatic sculpture depicts a ruined home with debris stretching for over half a mile along the river.
Dorset, England

Lyme Regis Museum

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

Bovington Tank Range

A popular day's outing in Bovington consists of watching military tank driving practice.
Scarborough, England

Peasholm Park's Naval Battles

80 years of the Battle of Peasholm on a small English lake.
Newquay, England

The Huer's Hut

An ancient hotspot for spotting schools of fish.
Newport, England

Carisbrooke Castle

The Last Home of an Executed King.
London, England

Charing Cross Mural

The medieval woodcut-style artwork chronicles life in medieval London.
Blackpool, England

Comedy Carpet

A typographic tribute to the many comedic greats who make Great Britain laugh.
Ryde, England

1930s London Underground Trains at Ryde

The Isle of Wight’s “Island Line” serviced by former London Underground trains from the 1930s.
Somerset, England

Wells Cathedral Clock

This astronomical clock is the second oldest in England.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
England

Derek Jarman's Garden

An avant-garde artist is survived by his seaside garden.
Wilmington, England

The Long Man of Wilmington

This giant geoglyph of mysterious origins is now the site of neo-pagan rituals.
London, England

London's Rose-Ringed Parakeets

Legend says these colorful, invasive residents are the descendants of birds released by Jimi Hendrix.
Avebury, England

The Red Lion

The only pub in the world surrounded by an ancient stone circle.
Hastings, England

The Amsterdam Shipwreck

This remarkably intact 260-year-old cargo ship is only visible at the lowest of spring tides.
Beer, England

Beer Quarry Caves

This Roman quarry once held secret masses and smuggler's contraband and is now home to rare species of bats.
Isle of Wight, England

Blackgang Chine

The UKs oldest theme park slowly slips away.
Whitby, England

Whitby Whale Bone Arch

These 20-foot jaw bones honor a time when the leviathan bones were a sign that whalers survived the hunt.
London, England

S.O.E. Monument

A bronze bust commemorates the heroism of the secret agents who led covert operations against the Nazis.