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San Pedro, Spain

San Pedro de Cervatos Erotic Carvings

A small church ornamented with medieval erotic sculptures.
42.9559, -4.1487
Roman circus of Tarragona.
Tarragona, Spain

Roman Circus and Praetorian Tower

Long tunnels run under the ancient chariot racing circuit to the tower.
41.1161, 1.2570
Parc Samà
Cambrils, Spain

Parc Samà

This magical space partly designed by Antoni Gaudi is one of the best examples of romantic gardening in the Mediterranean.
41.1043, 1.0216
(WikiCommons)
Tarragona, Spain

Pont del Diable

Stunning Roman aqueduct used for 1900 years and still standing.
41.1459, 1.2440
Dick's Lane Bridge
Warwickshire, England

Dick's Lane Bridge

A great example of the inventive canal bridges that were deliberately split down the middle.
52.3273, -1.7266
Delivering goods.
Clovelly, England

The Sledges of Clovelly

Wooden sleds have replaced donkeys to cart goods around this utterly charming car-free village.
50.9995, -4.4018
East Lothian, Scotland

Yester Castle

Ruined castle with subterranean vaulted Goblin Ha' or "Goblin Hall."
55.8913, -2.7110
The statue on its original plinth
Barnsley, England

Dickie Bird Statue

This tribute to a beloved cricket umpire is a magnet for risqué pranksters.
53.5557, -1.4835
The tramway.
Llandudno, Wales

Great Orme Tramway

One of the few surviving street funiculars in the world.
53.3272, -3.8356
Dispatch, one of the Purton hulks.
Gloucestershire, England

Purton Hulks

Abandoned boats decaying in the largest ship graveyard in mainland Britain.
51.7366, -2.4564
The lion seen from Gallows Hill.
England

Whipsnade White Lion

This unusual geoglyph was built as a warning so low-flying aircraft wouldn't scare the zoo animals.
51.8486, -0.5543
The members banking.
Weybridge, England

Brooklands Racetrack Remains

The world's first purpose-built motor racetrack was destroyed by the outbreak of two world wars.
51.3545, -0.4643
The imposing approach to the Scar.
North Yorkshire, England

Gordale Scar

A long, winding trek rewards you with a gorge so captivating it inspired a painting in the Tate.
54.0676, -2.1340
the Monty Python foot
London, England

The Monty Python Foot

The television series' iconic giant foot was borrowed from this classical painting.
51.5089, -0.1283
Close-up of the horse, obviously in need of some maintenance.
North Yorkshire, England

Kilburn White Horse

England's largest white horse isn't even white.
54.2248, -1.2127
Detail of "Widows and Bairns" at Eyemouth.
Eyemouth, Scotland

'Widows and Bairns'

A poignant memorial shows the widows and children left heartbroken by the worst fishing disaster in Scottish history.
55.8728, -2.0893
Bass Rock Gannet Colony.
East Lothian, Scotland

Bass Rock

This tiny island is home to the world's largest colony of Northern gannets.
56.0779, -2.6402
The Rocket as preserved in the Science Museum, London
London, England

'The Rocket' Locomotive

This innovative steam machine was no doubt the most famous of the pioneer locomotives.
51.4978, -0.1745
'The Queen' replica on display.
Windsor, England

'The Queen' Locomotive

A replica of the steam engine that hauled Queen Victoria's Royal Train is on display at Windsor.
51.4847, -0.6073
Bridge to Nowhere.
Dunbar, Scotland

Bridge to Nowhere

At high tide this strange footbridge appears to have no purpose whatsoever.
56.0014, -2.5442
Scala Cinema.
Ilkeston, England

Scala Cinema

This 1913 single-screen cinema is a charming survivor in the age of the multiplex.
52.9712, -1.3099
Revolution House.
Old Whittington, England

Revolution House

A secret meeting in this small cottage changed the course of British history.
53.2702, -1.4258
The causeway part of the bridge over the floodplain and marshes
Derbyshire, England

Swarkestone Bridge

The longest stone bridge in England has an impressive history that dates back over 700 years.
52.8521, -1.4535
Women of Steel.
Sheffield, England

Women of Steel

A tribute to the women who quietly kept the local steelworks alive during both world wars.
53.3805, -1.4713