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Eyam, England

Hall Hill Troughs

One of the U.K's earliest public water supplies is within the "plague village."
Eyam, England

Eyam Plague Village

Eyam took steps to quarantine themselves and keep the plague from spreading.
Stanton Lees, England

Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Legend says this little-known stone circle is formed from people petrified as punishment for dancing on the Sabbath.
Kawakawa, New Zealand

Hundertwasser Toilets

Modern art meets modern convenience in possibly the world's most architecturally important public bathroom.
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier

A glacier pocked with ice caves and surrounded by rainforests.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

Ancient cliffs resembling a kilt on Scotland's second largest island emit an entrancing sound.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Airport Runway

High winds and a short landing strip make this one of the scariest runways in the world.
Northumberland, England

Holy Island Boat Sheds

These upturned herring boats make nifty storage sheds for fishing goods.
Preston, England

Preston Bus Station

Locals spent years successfully fighting to save this beloved Brutalist behemoth from demolition.
North Yorkshire, England

Kilburn White Horse

England's largest white horse isn't even white.
Blackpool, England

Comedy Carpet

A typographic tribute to the many comedic greats who make Great Britain laugh.
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Post Office

A whimsical cottage from the 1300s with a preserved Victorian-era post office inside.
Dorset, England

Abbotsbury Swannery

The world's only managed flock of mute swans was established as a factory for monk meat but is now an adorable sanctuary.
North Yorkshire, England

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

Each year this small English village becomes overrun with outlandish straw men.
Leeds, England

Horned Helmet Of Henry VIII

The bizarre headgear looks like it was made for a fool, not a king.
Kielder, England

Kielder Observatory

England's "pier at the end of the universe" unites astronomy and contemporary architecture.
Somerset, England

Willow Man

Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
North Yorkshire, England

Gordale Scar

A long, winding trek rewards you with a gorge so captivating it inspired a painting in the Tate.
Ilkley, England

Ilkley Moor

This strange moor has a song written about it, Bronze Age carvings, and an alien sighting.
Menston, England

High Royds Hospital

Once a farm where patients tilled the soil. this asylum lost its workforce when overmedicating became common practice.
York, England

British National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
Northumberland, England

Cragside

This enchanting Victorian estate was home to the world's first hydroelectric power generator.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Skomer Island

A wildlife paradise, this island is one of the world’s most important habitats for burrow nesting seabirds.