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Salisbury, England

High Street Gate

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

The Garden of Philosophers

Tucked away near more famous landmarks lies a statue meant to symbolize the confluence and continuing development of human culture.
Budapest, Hungary

For Sale Pub

This Budapest bar allows drinkers to leave their mark on the walls, floor, and even ceiling.
Singapore

Kim Hock Guan

The oldest bakkwa shop in Singapore is especially beloved during the Lunar New Year festivities.
Salisbury, England

Old Sarum Castle

This modest relic, with rich history as a strategic fort through multiple eras.
Hong Kong

Bakehouse

The iconic egg tart gets an upgrade with a laminated sourdough crust.
Tsai Po, Hong Kong

Old Tai O Police Station

A station built to repel pirates now attracts wealthy vacationers.
Singapore

Devil's Bend (Old Upper Thomson Road)

This sharp turn was once the most dangerous part of the Singapore Grand Prix circuit.
Singapore

Atlas Bar

A gorgeous gilded tower houses what may be the world's largest collection of gin.
Winchester, England

Wayfarer's Dole

Ask nicely, and stewards of a centuries-old charitable tradition will give you free bread and beer.
Oxford, England

Annora's Tomb

The weathered grave of a medieval anchoress who walled herself up in a cell attached to a church.
West Wycombe, England

Hellfire Caves

Human-made caves excavated to hide a secret society of wealthy pagans.
High Wycombe, England

Mayor Weigh-In

17th-century tradition of public weighing is met with boos or cheers depending on the Mayor's weight.
Kelmscott, England

Kelmscott Manor

The country home of world-famous designer, writer, and artist extraordinaire, William Morris.
Faringdon, England

The Faringdon F.U.N. and Folly Tower

The eccentricities of a former lord include painted pigeons of his manor house, a series of pointless plaques, and a folly built simply to peeve the public.
Witney, England

The Devil's Quoits

A renovated henge and stone circle just south of Stanton Harcourt village.
Sutton Courtenay, England

George Orwell's Grave

In a sleepy village in Oxfordshire, the visionary English writer's gravesite attracts a yearly pilgrimage.
Little Wittenham, England

The Poem Tree Commemorative Stone

For a century and a half, this great beech stood bearing a carefully carved 20-line poem. Now this stone and plaque are all that remain.
Reading, England

Thames Lido

Soak up some local history in this restored Edwardian era swimming pool.
Nately Scures, England

Mermaid of Nately Scures

From amidst her whirling waves, this mermaid sees all who pass through St. Swithun’s Church. If local legends are to be believed, she serves as a warning.
Steventon, England

Jane Austen's Telephone Box

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

The Blue Plaque of Mrs Blunden

This plaque remembers a grave mistake that led to one local woman being buried alive.
Basingstoke, England

The Baverstock Arms

At this historic pub, you can sit back, sip, and watch a whole century go by.
Basingstoke, England

Preserved Victorian Wedding Cake

Baked in 1898 and still almost flawless, this floral masterpiece is considered the world's oldest complete wedding cake.