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Coventry, England

The Phil Silvers Archival Museum

The only museum in the world dedicated to preserving the life and work of American comedian and entertainer, Phil Silvers.
Coventry, England

Remains of the Whitefriars Friary

The historic site where Queen Elizabeth I once gave a searing speech.
Coventry, England

Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock

Every hour on the hour a naked heroine and her leering foil appear from this giant cuckoo clock.
Coventry, England

'Coventry Doom'

This amazing 15th-century mural remained hidden in plain sight for centuries.
Coventry, England

Spon Street

A preserved block of timber buildings from the city's industrial era in the Middle Ages.
Coventry, England

Caludon Castle Ruins

This ruin in a suburban park may be the place where Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was first performed.
Coventry, England

Coventry Cathedral Ruins

The bombed out remains of the old church were kept intact next to the new one, as a reminder of the futility of war.
Coventry, England

St. Mary's Guildhall

Built in the 1300s, this magnificent building that hosted England's kings and queens transports you to the Middle Ages.
Coventry, England

Ruins of St. Mary's Priory Cathedral

All that remains of the only English cathedral destroyed in the Protestant Reformation.
Coventry, England

Ford's Hospital

For over 500 years this timbered alms house has provided a home for elderly residents of Coventry.
England

Maunsell Army Sea Forts

Surreal riveted sea forts once protected the Kent shores from German attack.
Essex, England

The Broomway

A perilous medieval road leading right into the sea.
Southend-on-Sea, England

Southend Pier Railway

This charming, narrow-gauge railway in the Thames Estuary is sometimes referred to as the "Train to Nowhere."
Kent, England

Tomb of the Black Prince

An impressive armored bronze effigy marks the tomb of one of the medieval era's greatest warriors.
Kent, England

Dog Collar Museum

A showcase of canine neckwear spanning five centuries of doggie fashion and function.
Odiham, England

Odiham Pest House

A rare survivor from the age of plagues.
North Warnborough, England

Odiham Castle

It's believed King John of England stayed at this 13th-century castle before riding off to sign the Magna Carta.
Basingstoke, England

The Blue Plaque of Mrs Blunden

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

Abbotsbury Swannery

The world's only managed flock of mute swans was established as a factory for monk meat but is now an adorable sanctuary.
Oxfordshire, England

Uffington White Horse

The granddaddy of English geoglyphs dates back to the late Bronze Age.
Thorpeness, England

House in the Clouds

Unusual British home built to disguise a water tower.
Inyo, California

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The rocks in this arid basin leave trails of movement behind them.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Quito, Ecuador

Museo Franciscano del Padre Almeida

This overlooked, beautiful convent hides an original Hieronymus Bosch among its many treasures.