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Longleat Maze and a viewing bridge
Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze

The longest hedge maze in the world.
51.1858, -2.2743
Cliveden's interior.
Cliveden Estate, England

Cliveden Hotel

Luxurious hotel designed to stir the imagination of its many visitors.
51.5582, -0.6883
The Red Castle, built for beauty on the ruins of a 13th century fortification.
Tongwynlais, Wales

Castell Coch - The Red Castle

High Victorian fantasy created a fairytale castle out of a ruined fortress in Wales.
51.5358, -3.2546
View from inside on a sunny day
Tintern, Wales

Tintern Abbey

This well-preserved Cistercian Abbey in a romantic pastoral setting has inspired artists like the poet Wordsworth.
51.6969, -2.6770
Blaenavon Ironworks
Blaenavon, Wales

Blaenavon Ironworks

This former Welsh metal factory is now a lovely abandoned relic but was once one of the industry's world leaders.
51.7739, -3.0841
Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda
Willen, England

Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda

The peace pagoda to be constructed in the Western world sits next to a small English lake.
52.0630, -0.7204
The Old College's mural of Old Father Time.
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.”
52.4150, -4.0881
Llandwyn Island
Newborough, Wales

Llandwyn Island

Legends say that this small island was the final resting place of the Welsh saint of lovers.
53.1368, -4.4131
Isle of Anglesey, Wales

Parys Mountain

The remains of centuries of copper mining appear like an alien landscape.
53.3871, -4.3459
Red kites at Gigrin Farm
Powys, Wales

Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Station

A Welsh sheep farm provides daily (non-sheep) meals to red kites, producing dazzling displays of aerial acrobatics.
52.2986, -3.4976
The train station.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
53.2211, -4.2099
The grave of Gelert, just outside of the village of Beddgelert in northwest Wales.
Gwynedd, Wales

Gelert's Grave

A tiny village in Wales claims the name of a noble medieval hound slain for a crime he didn't commit.
53.0088, -4.1022
Llanberis, Wales

Dolbadarn Castle Ruins

The stately remains of Llywelyn the Great's mighty fortress.
53.1165, -4.1141
Indoor and outdoor exhibits abound, including live demonstrations of historic locomotives in action
York, England

British National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
53.9606, -1.0979
Offa's Dyke, near Knill, Herefordshire, looking west
Shropshire, England

Offa's Dyke

Britain’s longest ancient monument, this great 8th century earthwork was built to mark the boundary between what would become England and Wales.
52.3633, -3.0624
Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain
Conwy, Wales

Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain

A former fisherman's hut deemed too small for habitation is now a delightful tourist draw.
53.2824, -3.8286
Welcome to Wales
Llanymynech, England

Llanymynech

A small village in two different countries.
52.7803, -3.0885
Street art by KIWIE on the Duke of Lancaster
Flintshire, Wales

Duke of Lancaster

Abandoned ship reimagined as a street art canvas.
53.3070, -3.2353
Merseyside, England

The Dream

Giant statue of a disembodied head.
53.4101, -2.7222
Major Oak
Nottinghamshire, England

Major Oak

The largest oak in England is said to have been the hideout of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
53.2046, -1.0724
Glasgow Tramcar approaching Victoria Park
Town End, England

Crich Tramway Village

A collection of early 19th century trams set in a reconstructed period village.
53.0903, -1.4867
St. Mary and All Saints Church's spire.
Chesterfield, England

Chesterfield's Crooked Spire

The whimsical twist of this spire was either caused by the Devil, an unexpected virgin, or lead.
53.2362, -1.4240
The headstone at the grave of Little John.
Hathersage, England

Little John's Grave

A headstone notes where the most famous of Robin Hood's legendary Merry Men is reportedly buried.
53.3311, -1.6523
Rope making equipment in the cave mouth, looking out.
Castleton, England

Peak Cavern's Rope Factory

Some of England's last cave dwellers lived and worked within this huge cave.
53.3407, -1.7789