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Delabole, England

Delabole Slate Quarry

Britain's oldest and biggest hole in the ground.
Glasgow, Scotland

Rottenrow Gardens

A serene public space nestled within the remains of Glasgow’s Victorian maternity hospital
Durham, England

Durham Obelisk

An abandoned tower once used to study the cosmos hides within a thicket of greenery.
Bradwell-on-Sea, England

Chapel of St. Peter on the Wall

Constructed during the 7th century this is one of the oldest largely intact Christian churches in England.
London, England

Smith Square World War II Ghost Sign

A faded reminder of what was once a common sight in London during the Blitz.
London, England

'Tapestry of Life' Mural

This peeling mural of Adam and Eve was inspired by the greenhouses at Kew Gardens.
Kent, England

Saltwood Castle

This Norman castle has been the scene of assassination plots, religious persecution, and Nazi conspiracies throughout its long history.
Redruth, England

Carn Brea Castle

A 14th century castle built on the seat of a mighty giant.
London, England

Strand Lane 'Roman Baths'

Victorian-era Londoners really wanted to believe this 17th-century cistern was actually an ancient artifact.
Beer, England

Beer Quarry Caves

This Roman quarry once held secret masses and smuggler's contraband and is now home to rare species of bats.
Llanymynech, England

Llanymynech

A small village in two different countries.
Brampton Bierlow, England

Needle's Eye

A folly built to satisfy a gentleman's bet that he could drive his horses through the eye of a needle.
Edinburgh, Scotland

St Giles' Cathedral Thistle Chapel

The 20th-century chapel’s intricate woodwork includes amazing details, most notably angels playing bagpipes.
Sheffield, England

Cobweb Bridge

The whimsical steel spider lurking in the shadows of this suspension bridge shows that engineers can have a sense of humor.
Cornwall, England

St Clether Holy Well Chapel

A holy well supposedly infused with a saint's spirit flows within this quaint chapel.
Rye, England

The Mermaid Inn

This centuries-old hotel hides a network of secret cellars and passages once used by smugglers.
Cardiff, Wales

Roman Walls of Cardiff Castle

The castle still holds traces of the abandoned Roman fort it was built atop.
Keoldale, Scotland

Cape Wrath

The farthest northwesterly point of the British mainland is one of the most remote places in the Scottish Highlands.
London, England

London Transport Museum

Its collection includes a broad array of social, geographic, graphic design, and political history.
Uley, England

Uley Long Barrow

You can crawl inside this atmospheric 5,000-year-old tomb.
Devon, England

Hollowcombe Bottom

The site of a mysterious pony massacre is rich with extraterrestrial conspiracy theories.
Johnstone, Scotland

Kenmure Hill Temple

A mysterious ruin shrouded in more folklore than fact.
Brighton, England

Brighton's Victorian Sewers

To literally keep their waste out of their own backyards, the citizens of this English city built an impressive sewer system that is still in use today.
Harrogate, England

Old Swan Hotel

Where Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared in 1926.