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Cheltenham, England

The Doughnut

Britain's answer to the NSA is based out of this deliciously-named circular headquarters.
Box, England

Box Tunnel Entrance

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

Clifton Rocks Railway

The abandoned funicular tunnel was a secret base for the BBC during World War II.
Bristol, England

Redcliffe Caves

There's a labyrinth of manmade tunnels stretching for over an acre beneath Bristol.
Bristol, United Kingdom

The Red Lodge Museum

One of Bristol's best-hidden gems has ties to Lord Byron, whence it became the nation's first reformatory school for girls.
Bristol, England

The Nails

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

Corn Exchange Dual-Time Clock

The unusual clock on this 18th-century market building has an extra minute hand for "Bristol time."
Malmesbury, England

Malmesbury Abbey Musket Damage

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

Woodchester Mansion

A well-studied colony of endangered bats roosts in this abandoned Victorian Gothic mansion.
Gloucestershire, England

Severn Bore

This stretch of the River Severn where large waves flow against the current is the birthplace of river surfing.
Monmouth, Wales

Monnow Bridge

The only medieval bridge in Britain with its defensive tower still in tact.
Tintern, Wales

Tintern Abbey

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

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

On this wooded path, a stained-glass window creates a spellbinding forest cathedral.
Coleford, England

Puzzlewood

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

St Briavels Castle

This Norman castle frequented by the infamous King John is now a youth hostel.