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Fort William, Scotland

Big Red Bottle Boat

In 1990, this 37-foot red steel bottle sailed from New York to England.
Hamble-le-Rice, England

The Hamble-Warsash Pink Ferry

A ferry has operated across the River Hamble for around 500 years, but its distinctive bubblegum pink is a more recent addition.
London, England

Dirty Dick's

This pub boasts a curious history and may have inspired a Dickens character.
London, England

Hoover Building

A masterpiece of Art Deco architecture hidden in plain sight in West London.
Hastings, England

Hasting's Net Shops

During the heyday of fishing in Hastings, there were more than 100 of these storage facilities.
Hayling Island, England

Mulberry Harbour Wreck

This concrete monster of a wreck lies in the mouth of Langstone Harbour as a monument to the incredible history of D-Day.
Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
Winchester, England

The Winchester Mizmaze

A rare labyrinth-style path carved into a historic hill.
Lyndhurst, England

Stagbury Hills

One of the largest hills in New Forest.
St Mawes, England

St. Mawes Castle

A 16th-century artillery fort built to protect England against European invasion.
Bletchley, England

National Museum of Computing

Museum celebrating the history of computers, especially their role in codebreaking.
Newlyn, England

The Old Quay, Newlyn

A medieval quay that was the Mayflower's final port of call before sailing for America.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
Portsmouth, England

Lumps Fort aka Southsea Rose Garden

A picturesque garden with a surprising past.
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.
Brighton, England

Quadrophenia Alley

This tiny alleyway is now a shrine to a subculture riot between the mods and rockers.
Rowde, England

Caen Hill Locks

This section of the Kennet and Avon Canal has been designated the same level of heritage protection as Stonehenge.
Devon, England

Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall

A massive flood devastated this seaside town, causing many to speculate about whether the government had figured out how to influence the weather.
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

A memorial to the nearly 10,000 American soldiers laid to rest on the beaches of Normandy during WWII.
Lyndhurst, England

Lyndhurst War Memorial

The famous Alice Liddell designed this memorial after losing her sons in World War I.
Devon, England

'Verity'

An allegorical statue of a giant pregnant woman representing justice and truth.
Hove, England

Victorian Seaside Shelters

These seaside shelters once enjoyed by royalty remain a part of local history.
Wilmington, England

The Long Man of Wilmington

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

The White Spring

A dark Victorian well house now plays host to mystical waters and pagan shrines.