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Penrith, England

Long Meg and Her Daughters

Legends say this red sandstone monolith and the dozens of smaller boulders that surround it were once a coven of witches—before a Scottish wizard turned them all to stone.
Ingleby Arncliffe, England

Ingleby Arncliffe Water Tower

A vintage fire engine is hidden inside this World War I-era water tower.
Whorlton, England

Whorlton Castle

An abandoned Yorkshire castle that is hidden in plain sight.
Chapel-le-Dale, England

Ribblehead Viaduct

This incredible viaduct was part of the Victorian railway boom and helped the Midland Railway navigate tough terrain.
West Tanfield, England

Thornborough Henges

This collection of ancient structures makes up part of the largest group of prehistoric earthworks in Britain.
Northallerton, England

Whorlton Old Church

All that remains of a medieval village, mysteriously abandoned.
Aldershot, England

Equestrian Statue of the Duke of Wellington

Now overlooking the Home of the British Army, this gargantuan statue was removed from its original location in London.
Henshaw, England

Sycamore Gap

Also known as "Robin Hood's tree," this tree has become a famed location along Hadrian's wall.
Borrowdale, England

The Bowder Stone

A 2,000-ton rock resting in a state of a delicate balance.
Tervuren, Belgium

Bandundu Water Jazz Band

A jazz band formed by African water animals in the heart of Flemish Brabant.
Northumberland, England

Temple of Mithras, Carrawburgh

This temple was constructed entirely by Roman soldiers.
Minstead, England

The Rufus Stone

A stone, covered in metal, commemorating an event that happened somewhere else a thousand years ago.
Prague, Czechia

Žižkov Tower

Looming communist pillar with a Czech twist.
Bayeux, France

Bayeux Tapestry

This enormous "cloth of the conquest" depicts the Norman invasion of England in mind-blowing detail.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Tervuren, Belgium

Royal Museum for Central Africa Natural History Collections

A fascinating and enormous collection of natural history exhibits stained by a dark colonial legacy.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Tyne and Wear, England

National Glass Centre

A museum pays tribute to the glass-making industry of Sunderland.
Chichester, England

Weald and Downland Living Museum

This open-air heritage museum illuminates centuries of historic English life from a West Sussex village.
Ashbourne, England

Dovedale Stepping Stones

These quintessentially English stepping stones were built for Victorian tourists.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

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

Charing Cross Mural

The medieval woodcut-style artwork chronicles life in medieval London.
Dalmally, Scotland

Ben Cruachan

This mountain is one of the largest in Scotland but is better known for its hollow insides.
Lincoln, England

High Bridge

The oldest of the three remaining bridges in England with buildings on top of them.