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Malmesbury, England

Malmesbury Abbey Musket Damage

Scars from the English Civil War mar this medieval sanctuary.
Malmesbury, England

Eilmer's Landing

Where an 11th-century flying monk crash landed after attempting to take to the skies.
Lewes, Delaware

Bunkers of Cape Henlopen State Park

WWII-era bunkers are hidden under the beaches of this picturesque park, which is still scattered with wartime watchtowers. .
Swindon, England

Britain's Secret Underground Bunkers

There are hundreds of secret WWII bases hidden in British forests. Built to fight a Nazi invasion, they remained unknown for decades.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
Glastonbury, England

'King Arthur's Tomb'

In the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey lies the alleged resting place of the legendary king.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury Tor

This hill and tower are steeped in legend, from King Arthur to the Holy Grail.
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Home to the most complete dodo remains known - one head, and one foot.
Oxford, England

Pitt Rivers Museum

Ancient Egyptian wigs, South American feather headdresses, a bounty of anthropological artifacts in Oxford.
Oxford, England

The Eagle and Child

J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other "Inklings" met at the Oxford pub to discuss the now legendary fantasy stories they were writing.
Oxford, England

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Used as an example in one of the first dictionary entries for "museum" in 1706.
Oxford, England

The Alfred Jewel

One of Oxford's greatest treasures likely belonged to the legendary King Alfred the Great.
Somerset, England

Wells Cathedral Clock

This astronomical clock is the second oldest in England.
Coleford, England

Puzzlewood

The mysterious, fantastical woodland inspiration for "The Lord of the Rings."
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
Bristol, England

Lollipop Be-Bop

A plaque claims this artwork outside a children's hospital was used in the 1998 Quidditch World Cup.
Bristol, England

The Nails

17th-century merchants in Bristol nailed their deals by placing money on these pedestals.
Bath, England

Botanical Gardens of Bath

With lush plants and flowers, huge trees, ponds, and hidden monuments, this place feels a bit like discovering Narnia.
Bourton-on-the-Water, England

Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village

A miniature village mimics the surrounding buildings so well it includes itself.
Painswick, England

Painswick Rococo Garden

Asthmatic Charles Hyett's son built a fantastical garden for his father to convalesce in, alas it was too late.
Bratton, England

Westbury White Horse

A giant white horse drawn on an English hillside may not have been intended to be a horse at all.
Box, England

Box Tunnel Entrance

The designer of this railway tunnel added a birthday present for himself.
Devizes, England

The Crammer

Legend says the people of Wiltshire got their "Moonraker" nickname from this small pond.
Wiltshire, England

West Kennet Long Barrow

It's possible to walk inside one of the largest Neolithic tombs in Britain.