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Hereford, England

Hereford Cathedral Chained Library

Rare collection of medieval books under lock and key.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
London, England

Lindow Man

A naturally mummified 2,000-year-old man.
Bletchley, England

National Museum of Computing

Museum celebrating the history of computers, especially their role in codebreaking.
Cheshire East, England

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

On a site with a long military history, a 1980s shelter.
Town End, England

Crich Tramway Village

A collection of early 19th century trams set in a reconstructed period village.
Southwell, England

The Archbishop's Palace

Once a palace for the Archbishop of York, these 15th-century ruins now serve as a haunt for history buffs.
Newark-on-Trent, England

The Newark Castle Remains

This English medieval castle is where King John died of dysentery.
Prague, Czechia

Sex Machines Museum

The first museum in the world devoted to sexual gadgetry.
North Yorkshire, England

Coldstones Cut

A dramatic sculpture high up in Yorkshire with vistas on an industrial scale.
Wakefield, England

Sandal Castle

Though much of the castle was robbed of its stones, the underlying earthworks are among the best-preserved in England.
Hartlepool, England

HMS Trincomalee

The oldest warship in Europe is still afloat.
Nottingham, England

Green's Mill

A curious urban windmill once owned by a renowned British mathematical physicist.
Seaham, England

Charybdis Fountain

A vortex fountain that seems to rise out of the ground.
Derbyshire, England

Ice Age Cave Dwellings at Creswell Crags

A gorge full of caverns where early humans lived alongside cave hyenas, giant mammoths and wooly rhinoceroses.
Stockport, England

The Hat Works

Great Britain's only hat-making museum.
Houghton le Spring, England

Penshaw Monument

The nearly 200-year-old folly has a secret spiral staircase hidden in one of its pillars.
Hull, England

The Hull Mermaid

This mummified mermaid corpse is an aquatic curio that was eventually revealed to be a fake.
Hereford, England

Hereford Mappa Mundi

The largest known medieval map of the world.
Hartlepool, England

Heugh Gun Battery Memorial Tablet

This memorial honors the first British soldier killed by enemy action on home soil during World War I.
North Yorkshire, England

Swinton Druids Temple

Although it appears ancient and mysterious, the quirky folly was actually built 200 years ago by an eccentric estate owner.
Wiltshire, England

The Skeletons of Stonehenge

Ancient human remains unearthed around the iconic monument.
Derbyshire, England

Crich Stand

This poignant WWI memorial looks like a lighthouse 100 miles from the sea.
Derbyshire, England

The Upper Derwent Reservoirs

This chain of artificial lakes was an ideal test ground for the aircraft that would carry the "bouncing bombs" used by the WWII "Dambusters" squad.