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Aberystwyth, Wales

University of Aberystwyth Old College

A real-life Professor Snape once taught in this Welsh university building, which students of course nicknamed “Hogwarts.”
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

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

Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales is said to be the final resting place of a giant killed by King Arthur.
Ceredigion, Wales

Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion

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

Tintern Abbey

This well-preserved Cistercian Abbey in a romantic pastoral setting has inspired artists like the poet Wordsworth.
Naseby, England

Battle of Naseby Obelisk

A monument at the site of a decisive battle in the First English Civil War.
London, England

Benedict Arnold's London Residence

A commemorative plaque at the door pays tribute to an "American Patriot" known for his betrayal.
Market Harborough, England

The Old Grammar School

This iconic building was founded as a school for the impoverished, but became one for the sons of the local gentry.
London, England

Odeon Covent Garden

Formerly known as Saville Theatre, this mid-20th-century entertainment hub includes an ornate frieze.
London, England

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
York, England

Hidden Wonders of York Minster

Semaphore saints, a golden dragon's head, and a stone carved with religious warnings all call this cathedral home.
Peterborough, England

Old Scarlett's Grave

A humble homage to a gravedigger tucked within the dignified English cathedral.
Warwickshire, England

Lord Leycester Hospital

A retirement home for soldiers that can trace its history to the Elizabethan era and beyond.
Central Bedfordshire, England

Westland Lysander at the Shuttleworth Collection

A rare example of the RAF’s flying spy taxi.
Southampton, England

Marine Air Terminal Ruins

The rusting relics of Southampton's former luxurious flying boat industry.
Farnham, England

Waverley Abbey

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

Barrow Hill Roundhouse

The last surviving roundhouse in the United Kingdom also plays host to a popular annual beer and music festival.
Lincoln, England

The Lincoln Imp

Legend says this demonic carving inside a medieval cathedral was one of Satan's minions.
Hemingford Grey, England

The Manor in Hemingford Grey

This 12th-century house is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain.
Burnley, England

Oaks Hotel Stained Glass Window

This window celebrates the role of tea, coffee, cocoa, and cotton in creating the fortune of the man who commissioned it.
Lincoln, England

Prison Chapel at Lincoln Castle

Inside this chapel, Victorian jailers took the separate system to new levels.
Lincoln, England

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

The charming collection illustrates life in Lincolnshire in the 18th through 20th centuries.
Boroughbridge, England

Devil's Arrows

At 22 feet tall, these Bronze Age monoliths are some of the tallest standing stones in the United Kingdom.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.