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Folkestone, England

Folkestone White Horse

One English town's celebratory landmark spurred more trouble than anticipated.
Holywell, Wales

Winifred's Well

The oldest continual pilgrimage site in Britain was supposedly created by a gruesome beheading.
Kent, England

Coldrum Long Barrow

A Neolithic burial site built 1,000 years before Stonehenge.
Dover, England

Dover Castle

One of the few standing Roman lighthouses and a labyrinth of tunnels are a couple of the secrets at this historic castle.
Wrexham, Wales

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The longest and tallest aqueduct in Britain can actually be sailed across.
London, England

Public Standards of Length

19th-century scientists would make the pilgrimage here to verify the precision of their measuring sticks.
Morda, England

Knife Angel

The sculpture is made of more than 100,000 knives collected to raise awareness about violence.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
Pontarfynach, Wales

AA Sentry Box #289

Long before mobile phones or GPS were available, these sentry boxes provided help for motorists in need.
Pontarfynach, Wales

Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion

Three bridges straddle a stream, one stacked upon the other.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Folly Farm

Go back 50 years with a turn on one of the park's carefully restored vintage fairground rides.
Reynoldston, Wales

Maen Ceti (Arthur's Stone)

A Neolithic burial tomb connected with a colorful array of legends.
Saint Fagans, Wales

St. Fagans National History Museum

Stroll through Welsh history in a village of reconstructed structures.
Lynford, England

Grime's Graves

A strange and ancient landscape hides the dark, cavernous remains of a 5,000-year-old flint mine.
Thetford, England

Thetford Warren Lodge

This 15th-century fortification was built to defend bunnies.
Wilmington, England

The Long Man of Wilmington

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

Eltham Palace

Art Deco and “Wrenaissance” mash-up, this recently restored royal residence has been home to kings and comes with secret monkey passages included.
Tilbury, England

Tilbury Fort

This star-shaped artillery fort protected the mouth of the Thames from the 16th century to the Second World War.
Walmer, England

Walmer Castle and Gardens

This curious Tudor-era castle was once home to Napoleon's greatest adversary, the Duke of Wellington.
Hythe, England

St. Leonard's Church Basement Ossuary

A house of bones — but nobody is quite sure to whom they belong.
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
Highland, Scotland

Well of the Seven Heads

This macabre monument atop an ancient well gives a nod to a brutal episode in Scottish clan history.
Liverpool, England

Williamson Tunnels

19th century tunnels burrowed under Liverpool.
Liverpool, England

Superlambanana

Created as a punny statement about genetic engineering this monstrous hybrid statue has become a beloved icon.