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Warsaw, Poland

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Museum

This biographical museum honors the groundbreaking scientist at her birthplace in Warsaw.
Warsop, England

Parliament Oak

English parliaments were once convened by this ancient oak tree in the heart of Sherwood Forest.
Devon, England

Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall

A massive flood devastated this seaside town, causing many to speculate about whether the government had figured out how to influence the weather.
Zennor, England

Mermaid Chair

This wooden chair dates possibly back to the 15th century, and commemorates a local legend.
Eyam, England

Hall Hill Troughs

One of the U.K's earliest public water supplies is within the "plague village."
Warsaw, Poland

Mermaid of Warsaw

The Polish capital has had a deep connection to its guardian mermaid for almost a millennium now.
Warsaw, Poland

The Warsaw Basilisk

A menacing statue of this mythical creature can be seen at the legendary site of the monster's lair.
Warsaw, Poland

St John’s Arch Cathedral

The last king of Poland was interred in this church nearly 200 years after his death.
Farnham, England

Waverley Abbey

The ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian monastery can be found alongside World War II tank traps and pillboxes.
Oxford, England

Duke Humfrey's Library at the Old Bodleian Library

One of Europe's oldest libraries.
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
Oxford, England

Martyr's Mark

The spot where three Protestant clergymen were burned at the stake during the reign of "Bloody Mary."
Oxford, England

The Norrington Room

Once one of the largest rooms full of books in the world, this bookstore basement is still a treat for bibliophiles.
Oxford, England

The Bear Inn

This centuries-old pub boasts a collection of more than 4,500 snippets of neckties from around the world.
Oxford, England

Folly Bridge

The spot where Oxford garnered its name was also home to a medieval philosopher and includes a house covered in statues.
Sutton Courtenay, England

George Orwell's Grave

In a sleepy village in Oxfordshire, the visionary English writer's gravesite attracts a yearly pilgrimage.
England

Stanage Edge

This iconic Peak District ridge was once one of the busiest roads in medieval Britain.
London, England

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
Oxford, England

Morris Garage

This nondescript building was the birthplace of Morris cars.
Oxford, England

St Catherine's College

This slice of 1960s Danish modernism does not conform to the Oxford college stereotypes.
Oxford, England

Eagle Ironworks

A little piece of Oxford's overlooked industrial heritage.
Oxford, England

Penrose Paving at the Mathematical Institute

The beautiful non-repeating pattern honors the Oxford professor who discovered it.
Oxfordshire, England

Godstow Abbey Ruins

These ancient ruins were the final resting place of King Henry II's mistress.
Oxford, England

Port Meadow

Legend says this public grazing area hasn't been plowed for thousands of years.