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Charmouth, England

Charmouth Beach

Cliffs full of fossils at the portal to England's Jurassic Coast.
Devon, England

'Verity'

An allegorical statue of a giant pregnant woman representing justice and truth.
Belper, England

Strutt's North Mill

This industrial gem was one of the earliest examples of a metal-framed building.
Derbyshire, England

Winnats Pass

A magnificent winding road through a steep valley, with deep natural caverns at the bottom
Hathersage, England

Little John's Grave

A headstone notes where the most famous of Robin Hood's legendary Merry Men is reportedly buried.
Loughborough, England

'The Sockman'

This bare, bronze lad in a lone sock sits in the middle of Loughborough’s town center.
Biddulph, England

Biddulph Grange

This fantastical and eclectic English garden takes its inspiration from Egypt, China, the occult and more.
Worthington, England

Worthington Round House

This old village lock-up is known as the "round house," but it is actually octagonal.
Nottingham, England

Wollaton Hall

A striking 500-year-old mansion provides an unexpectedly sublime home for live deer and a menagerie of exotic stuffed animals.
Nottingham, England

The Arboretum

This unchanged Victorian park is rumored to have been the inspiration behind Peter Pan's Neverland.
Coventry, England

Caludon Castle Ruins

This ruin in a suburban park may be the place where Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was first performed.
Coventry, England

Coventry Cathedral Ruins

The bombed out remains of the old church were kept intact next to the new one, as a reminder of the futility of war.
Coventry, England

St. Mary's Guildhall

Built in the 1300s, this magnificent building that hosted England's kings and queens transports you to the Middle Ages.
Moira, England

Moira Furnace

This early 19th-century blast furnace only survived because it was a financial and technical failure.
Cornwall, England

Lost Gardens of Heligan

400-year-old garden, restored to beauty.
Cornwall, England

Dobwalls Bypass Bat Bridge

These "bridges" help confused bats cross the road.
Cornwall, England

Goonhilly Earth Station

Arthur, Merlin, and Guinevere are among the largest and oldest satellite dishes on the planet.
Derbyshire, England

Swarkestone Bridge

The longest stone bridge in England has an impressive history that dates back over 700 years.
Derby, England

Hanson Log Boat

This Bronze Age boat was found buried remarkably intact in an English gravel pit.
Stapleford, England

The Hemlock Stone

Left by the Devil, an ancient quarry or just plain old erosion, this enigmatic rock pillar rises 28 feet from the hillside.
Cheshire East, England

Giant Straw Sculptures of Snugburys Ice Cream Farm

Each year a new straw behemoth is born.
Hagley, England

Wychbury Obelisk

An 18th century monument regularly tagged with unsettling graffiti referencing a 1940s unsolved murder.
Newtown Linford, England

Bradgate House

The alleged birthplace of Lady Jane Grey, who was executed at age 16 for claiming the throne of England.
Gotham, England

The Original Gotham

The storied English village that pretended to be insane inspired NYC's nickname and the fictional namesake in the DC Comics universe.