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Upper Froyle, England

The Village of Saints

Many of the cottages and houses of this tiny village are adorned with a local lord's collection of saintly statues.
Peldon, England

The Strood

This ancient causeway can flood daily, leaving Mersea Island as a true island for hours at a time, and cutting its 7,000 residents off from the mainland.
Salisbury, England

Pepperbox Hill Tower

A doorless and windowless folly in England that evokes curiosity over its mysterious origins.
Stockbridge, England

Danebury Hillfort

One of the most studied Iron Age settlements in Europe.
Salisbury, England

Old Sarum Castle

This modest relic, with rich history as a strategic fort through multiple eras.
Salisbury, England

High Street Gate

This gate served as a small lock-up jail in the 14th century.
Hampshire, England

Farley Mount Monument

This towering monument is dedicated in memory of a most unusually named, yet heroic, horse.
Portsmouth, England

The Micronations of Baffins Pond

Three tiny islands in a Portsmouth pond are at the center of disputed land claims from a number of competing micronations.
London, England

Site Where the First V2 Rocket Fell on London

A small stone monument marks the spot on Stavely Road where the first of hundreds of missiles touched down during World War II.
Southampton, England

Mulberry Harbour Wreckage

Some of the last remaining relics of one of World War II's most important invasions.
Milton Keynes, England

Concrete Cows

A herd of half-sized cow sculptures has stood in this part for nearly 50 years.
Greatstone, England

Greatstone Sound Mirrors

Huge concrete structures designed as an early warning system for Britain to detect enemy aircraft.
Pluckley, England

Dering Wood

A woodland close to England's "most haunted village" has been the site of many unexplained events and deaths.
Steventon, England

Jane Austen's Telephone Box

The world's smallest Austen museum is inside an unassuming phone booth.
Canterbury, England

Geoffrey Chaucer Statue

Inspired by Thomas Stothard's painting of the "Journey to Canterbury," albeit with Canterbury natives.
Devizes, England

Devizes White Horse

In 1999, a new equine figure was cut into this English hillside near the site where an older white horse had previously appeared.
Pewsey, England

Pewsey White Horse

This figure was cut into the hillside in 1937 to commemorate the coronation of King George VI.
Basingstoke, England

Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway

This may be the smallest length of railway in the United Kingdom.
South Harting, England

Vandalian Tower

This ruined folly was originally built to honor a failed American state that would have become "Westsylvania."
London, England

The Fourth Plinth

Originally meant to hold a statue of King William IV, this support sat empty for years. Today, it hosts a rotating cast of public artwork.
Odiham, England

Birthplace of the British Tommy

According to the Soldiers Account Book, the village of Odiham is home to Thomas Atkins, whose name became shorthand for all British soldiers.
Woking, England

The Sandpit on Horsell Common

This peaceful park saw the beginning of an extraterrestrial invasion in H.G. Wells's 'The War of the Worlds.'
Micheldever Station, England

Micheldever Station Red Wheel

Commemorating the first recorded car journey in the United Kingdom, a 56-mile trip that defied the speed limit the whole way.
Winchester, England

The Great West Window

This cathedral's stained-glass patchwork of psychedelic colors and shapes was put in place long before the swinging 60s.