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Washington, England

Worm Hill

According to local legends, a monstrous worm once wrapped itself around this hill by the River Wear.
Silloth, England

'Big Fella'

One man and his dog, immortalized in a giant statue.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

'Bana Thighearna nan Eilean' ('Our Lady of the Isles')

When a missile testing site was proposed near this site in the Outer Hebrides, this statue was commissioned in response.
Leeds, England

'Winifred'

In a small courtyard resides this large mural that draws inspiration from Leeds and its history.
Stirling, Scotland

The King's Knot

These formal gardens were designed to be admired from the vantage point of the castle.
Wallyford, Scotland

Battle of Pinkie Cleugh Memorial Stone

This memorial commemorates a defining 16th-century battle between English and Scottish forces.
County Durham, England

Killhope

An iconic waterwheel in the Pennine Hills marks the location of one of Britain’s most profitable lead mines.
Cheltenham, England

The Doughnut

Britain's answer to the NSA is based out of this deliciously-named circular headquarters.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

St. Mary's Well, Jesmond

A famous pilgrimage site that remains hidden in the midst of a city.
Norwich, England

Fye Bridge

One of the oldest bridges in Norwich was used during the English witch trials and is said to be haunted.
Cumbria, England

Hampsfell Hospice

This tower was created by the area's vicar as a shelter for exhausted travelers, complete with a fireplace and breathtaking views.
London, England

Torso in Metal from Rock Drill

This haunting sculpture was created as a statement on the mechanized warfare of the First World War.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bruntsfield Links

A free public golf course hides in plain sight in the heart of Scotland’s capital.
Northumberland, England

Winter's Gibbet

A lone pole once used to display a man's corpse now stands empty, but the memory remains.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

The Bridge to Nowhere

A failed infrastructure project now owns this unique moniker.
Saint Briavels, England

St Briavels Castle

You can enjoy a (possibly haunted) stay at the medieval Norman castle that was once a favorite hunting lodge of King John.
Bristol, England

Bristol Museum Natural History Collection

It houses a menagerie of wondrous taxidermy specimens from around the world, including the remains of a famous gorilla.
Winchester, England

The Grave of Thomas Thetcher

This gravestone and its inscription inspired a movement that has spanned generations and saved countless lives.
Newmarket, England

Potoooooooo

A misunderstanding gave this 18th-century racehorse a most amusing name.
Brighton, England

Kemptown Secret Garden

A hidden sculpture garden tucked within the middle of Brighton.
Lincoln, England

High Bridge

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

Stoney Cove at the UK National Dive Centre

The site of the most dived wreck in the UK.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
Capel Saint Andrew, England

Rendlesham Forest UFO Landing

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