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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.
Dorset, England

The Scout Stone

This commemorative stone was erected near the first Scout campsite.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury Tor

This hill and tower are steeped in legend, from King Arthur to the Holy Grail.
Market Harborough, England

The Old Grammar School

This iconic building was founded as a school for the impoverished, but became one for the sons of the local gentry.
Alton, England

The Chained Oak

A creepy tree with a local legend that inspired a nearby theme park ride.
Blackpool, England

Comedy Carpet

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

High Tide Organ

This sculpture is an instrument played by the swell of the seas.
Blackpool, England

Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machines

One of the oldest amusement rides in existence was a huge disappointment to its creator.
Bamburgh, England

Teak Ceiling at Bamburgh Castle

The medieval-looking hammer beam teak roof may be a Victorian vanity, but it's still absolutely magnificent.
Seaham, England

Seaham Hall Beach

For decades, a bottle factory dumped their waste into these waters—now it's considered the best sea glass beach in England.
Sheffield, England

The Green Police Box

This police call box harkens back to an era of pre-radio communications, and has a rather unique feature.
England

Stanage Edge

This iconic Peak District ridge was once one of the busiest roads in medieval Britain.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
Nottingham, England

Green's Mill

A curious urban windmill once owned by a renowned British mathematical physicist.
Normanton, England

Normanton Church

The sanctuary seems to either float atop the water or sink into the dirt, depending on the water level.
Bradwell-on-Sea, England

Chapel of St. Peter on the Wall

Constructed during the 7th century this is one of the oldest largely intact Christian churches in England.
Canterbury, England

Crooked House

This skewed English house has looked like it's going to fall over for centuries.
Canterbury, England

The Great Cloister and Chapter House of Canterbury Cathedral

One of England's most famous churches hides a pair of little known architectural treasures.
Sandgate, England

Sandgate Castle

This Tudor-era castle was once part of King Henry VIII's plan to protect England from invasion.
England

Derek Jarman's Garden

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

Folkestone White Horse

One English town's celebratory landmark spurred more trouble than anticipated.
London, England

Victoria & Albert Museum Dining Rooms

Revel in the Victorian splendor of the world's oldest eating establishment inside a museum.
London, England

The Great Bed of Ware

This intricately carved and hilariously huge bed was such a famous symbol both Shakespeare and Byron used it in their writing.
London, England

Archie the Giant Squid

The monster at the center of the Darwin Center Spirit Collection.