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Lympne, England

Spencer Roberts Room

Its walls are adorned with exquisite murals of the natural world, transforming it into an ecologist’s Sistine Chapel.
Colchester, England

Colchester’s Roman Circus

It's believed emperor Hadrian himself funded this once architectural wonder.
Capel Saint Andrew, England

Rendlesham Forest UFO Landing

The scene of the United Kingdom's most famous UFO incident, dubbed the "British Roswell."
Thorpeness, England

House in the Clouds

Unusual British home built to disguise a water tower.
Blythburgh, England

The Devil's Fingerprints

A legendary ghostly hound supposedly left dark marks on a place of worship.
Tilbury, England

Tilbury Fort

This star-shaped artillery fort protected the mouth of the Thames from the 16th century to the Second World War.
Essex, England

Dutch Cottage

This octagonal cottage is the smallest and the oldest council house in the United Kingdom.
West Wycombe, England

Hellfire Caves

Human-made caves excavated to hide a secret society of wealthy pagans.
Chislehurst, England

Chislehurst Caves

Shakespeare, David Bowie, Dr. Who, the Saxons, Druids and Romans are all claimed to have all made their mark on these massive man made tunnels.
Medway, England

Rochester Castle

This foreboding medieval castle was twice besieged by barons rebelling against the English king.
Essex, England

Essex Witch Hunt Victims Memorial

Centuries later, the victims of Great Britain's greatest hysteria are finally being remembered.
Southend-on-Sea, England

Southend Pier Railway

This charming, narrow-gauge railway in the Thames Estuary is sometimes referred to as the "Train to Nowhere."
Kent, England

The Resting Place of Pocahontas

The last resting place of the famous Native American princess is marked by a haunting monument.
London, England

'Monument for a Dead Parrot'

The sculpture of the deceased cockatoo flops atop its personal plinth.
Southend-on-Sea, England

The Cutlass Stone

A story of cutlasses carelessly carving a celibate centenarian's cemetery stone.
Gwynedd, Wales

Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales is said to be the final resting place of a giant killed by King Arthur.
Cumbria, England

Scafell Pike

The highest peak in all of England is plagued by dangerously fickle climate shifts.
Highland, Scotland

Ben Nevis

The highest peak in the United Kingdom has a history of physics, specters, and a pilgrimage of strange objects.
Bradwell-on-Sea, England

Chapel of St. Peter on the Wall

Constructed during the 7th century this is one of the oldest largely intact Christian churches in England.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.
Rome, Italy

Sculpture of Giovanni Paolo II

A sculpture serving as an homage to Pope John Paul II.
Essex, England

The Bronze Relief of Edward Bright

Known as the "The Fat Man of Maldon," Bright was a larger-than-life figure.