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Oxford, England

Oxford Botanic Garden

The fantastic charm of England's oldest botanical garden has made it a place of writerly inspiration for centuries.
Oxford, England

Martyr's Mark

The spot where three Protestant clergymen were burned at the stake during the reign of "Bloody Mary."
High Wycombe, England

Mayor Weigh-In

17th-century tradition of public weighing is met with boos or cheers depending on the Mayor's weight.
Oxford, England

Another Time II

Hidden in plain sight, this creepy sculpture watches from above.
Wheatley, England

Wheatley Lock-Up

Over 100 years ago this pyramidal holding cell was reserved for rowdy drunks but now only offers five minute sentences.
Oxford, England

The Saxon Tower at St. Michael at the North Gate

This 11th century tower is said to be the oldest building in Oxford.
Stoke Row, England

Maharajah's Well

A well for a well, this anachronistically Indian-styled water pit was built in its small town home in gratitude for a similar favor.
Oxfordshire, England

'The Nuba Survival'

In an isolated field near a dilapidated barn stands this chilling portrayal of the plight of the Nuba peoples of Sudan.
Blackpool, England

Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machines

One of the oldest amusement rides in existence was a huge disappointment to its creator.
Sandown, England

Dinosaur Isle

This purpose-built dinosaur museum is shaped like a pterodactyl and holds fossils that were found in its very village.
Isle of Wight, England

Blackgang Chine

The UK's oldest theme park slowly slips away.
Bourton-on-the-Water, England

Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village

A miniature village mimics the surrounding buildings so well it includes itself.
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
Oxford, England

Pitt Rivers Museum

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

King Arthur's Stone

A 6th-century stone lies at the site of the mythical battle waged between King Arthur and his nemesis Mordred.
Oxford, England

The Story Museum

An Oxford museum where visitors can have tea with the Mad Hatter and climb through the wardrobe to a fantasy land.
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project

The largest greenhouse in the world is home to over one million types of plants.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

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

Tintagel Castle

A fantastic castle rumored to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history, 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze

The longest hedge maze in the world.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world