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Bradford, England

'Grandad’s Clock and Chair'

A comfortable-looking armchair and a grandfather clock have been sitting on this sidewalk for the last 30 years.
Ironbridge, England

The Iron Bridge

This bridge is the first to be made entirely from iron, but designed like it was still made of wood.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

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

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
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.
Oxford, England

Oxford Castle & Prison

This Norman castle was once the site of a Victorian-era prison, and now exists as a luxury hotel.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
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

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Home to the most complete dodo remains known - one head, and one foot.
Oxford, England

Pitt Rivers Museum

Ancient Egyptian wigs, South American feather headdresses, a bounty of anthropological artifacts in Oxford.
Manchester, England

'22 Bees'

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

The Manchester Bee

Be on the lookout for the symbolic insect all over the city.
Manchester, England

Manchester Museum

19th century museum with an eclectic mix of curiosities, from Egyptian artifacts to items on archery history to the skull of the world's oldest horse.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.
Warwickshire, England

Baddesley Clinton

This medieval manor house was equipped with secret compartments for hiding priests.
Nottingham, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
Foxton, England

Foxton Locks

The longest and steepest staircase locks in the United Kingdom.
Nottinghamshire, England

Newstead Abbey

The ancestral home of beloved English poet Lord Byron has a bizarre history.
Newtown Linford, England

Bradgate House

The alleged birthplace of Lady Jane Grey, who was executed at age 16 for claiming the throne of England.
Chesterfield, England

Chesterfield's Crooked Spire

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

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries.
Buxton, England

The Crescent

A historic Georgian building and warm springs.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
Derbyshire, England

Calke Abbey

This home of a taxidermy hoarder is among the grandest and most singular of historic English estates.