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Portsmouth, England

Mary Rose

Hauled from the water's depths, Henry VIII's flagship is preserved in this capsule-shaped museum.
Hampshire, England

The Grave of Thomas Thetcher

This gravestone and its inscription inspired a movement that has spanned generations and saved countless lives.
Stow-on-the-Wold, England

St Edward's Church

This medieval sanctuary's tree-framed door looks like a portal to a mythical realm.
Saint Briavels, England

St Briavels Castle

You can enjoy a (possibly haunted) stay at the medieval Norman castle that was once a favorite hunting lodge of King John.
Oxford, England

Alice's Shop

The shop where the girl who inspired the beloved character once bought sweets is now a book-themed commercial curiosity.
Essex, England

The Manningtree Ox

This sculpture pays homage to Shakespeare and his reference to a Manningtree tradition.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
Knaresborough, England

Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

Once thought to be the mysterious work of a witchy prophetess, a well with unusual properties turns objects into "stone".
Chesterfield, England

Chesterfield's Crooked Spire

The whimsical twist of this spire was either caused by the Devil, an unexpected virgin, or lead.
Basingstoke, England

The Blue Plaque of Mrs Blunden

This plaque remembers a grave mistake that led to one local woman being buried alive.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.
London, England

Memorial to Mahomet Weyonomon

A sculpture outside London's oldest cathedral honors the Mohegan chief who died while petitioning the king.
London, England

Tomb of the Unknown London Girl

The remains of an ancient Roman teenager are memorialized at the base of a modern London landmark.
London, England

Philpot Lane Mice Sculpture

A mysterious pair of mice eating a piece of cheese is London's smallest public sculpture.
London, England

The Ten Bells Pub

Mary Kelly was last seen here before she was murdered by Jack the Ripper.
Tambon Khaem Son, Thailand

Wat Pha Sorn Kaew (Temple on the Glass Cliff)

Modern design and unusual architecture make this mountaintop temple no ordinary Buddhist retreat.
London, England

London's Rose-Ringed Parakeets

Legend says these colorful, invasive residents are the descendants of birds released by Jimi Hendrix.
Manchester, England

'22 Bees'

This massive memorial commemorates those who died in the Manchester Arena bombing.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
Mistley, England

Old Knobbley

This ancient oak tree sheltered accused "witches" in the 17th century.
Tambon Mueang Kao, Thailand

Phra Achana

An enormous Buddha peers through a gap in its ruined chamber.
Manchester, England

Guardian Telephone Exchange Tunnels

This nondescript building hides an entrance to an underground nuclear tunnel system.