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Bath and North East Somerset, England

Stanton Drew Stone Circles

One of the largest megalithic complexes in England, which local legend holds is a wedding party turned to stone by the Devil.
Dorset, England

The Scout Stone

This commemorative stone was erected near the first Scout campsite.
Dorset, England

Tyneham Ghost Village

In 1943 the British military took control of this village, telling residents they had to leave temporarily. The villagers were never allowed to return.
Dorset, England

Bovington Tank Range

A popular day's outing in Bovington consists of watching military tank driving practice.
Cerne Abbas, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Giant naked man on a hillside.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury Tor

This hill and tower are steeped in legend, from King Arthur to the Holy Grail.
Burnham-on-Sea, England

Burnham-on-Sea Low Lighthouse

The unusual stilted beacon is the town's only active lighthouse.
Beer, England

Beer Quarry Caves

This Roman quarry once held secret masses and smuggler's contraband and is now home to rare species of bats.
Devon, England

Buckfast Abbey

This historic Benedictine monastery brews a booze so toxic that it has often been blamed almost singularly for Scottish hooliganism.
Devon, England

'My Dear Mother' Clock

Instead of numerals, the unusual clock face spells out a memorial to a lost loved one.
Devon, England

Bowerman's Nose

The legend says that this English rock formation was once a hunter who was turned to stone by annoyed witches.
Devon, England

Berry Pomeroy Castle

A ruined castle has more than its fair share of legends and ghost stories.
Devon, England

Wistman's Wood

This tangled English forest looks like something right out of a fairytale.
Westward Ho!, England

Westward Ho!

How did this lovely seaside English village come by such an unusual name?
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Castle

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

Delabole Slate Quarry

Britain's oldest and biggest hole in the ground.
Minions, England

The Hurlers

Cornish legend says these ancient circles were people turned to stone for playing hurling on a Sunday.
Roche, England

Roche Rock Hermitage

This ruined 15th-century hermitage is steeped in myth and mystery.
Newquay, England

The Island, Newquay

Sometimes an island, sometimes a rocky outcropping connected to the world by a tiny suspension bridge.
Newquay, England

The Huer's Hut

An ancient hotspot for spotting schools of fish.
Redruth, England

Carn Brea Castle

A 14th century castle built on the seat of a mighty giant.
Ponsanooth, England

Kennal Vale Gunpowder Works

A sturdy relic of Britain's once crucial gunpowder industry is now a haunting Cornish ruin.
Mawnan Smith, England

Glendurgan Garden Maze

The twists and turns of this serpentine maze are over 170 years old.
Botallack, Cornwall

Crown Mine Ruins

These picturesque ruins crumble beautifully into the ocean.