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Birmingham, England

Curzon Street Station

This historic abandoned train station looks like a stop for ghost trains.
Ely, England

Octagon Tower

A remarkable medieval structure born from a 14th-century disaster.
Northumberland, England

Northumberlandia: Lady of the North

A million and a half tons of earth were used to create one of the world's largest land sculptures.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England

Saltburn Cliff Lift

This beautiful example of Victorian engineering is the oldest water-balanced funicular anywhere in the world.
Bodmin, England

Bodmin Jail

This antique prison is a tourist attraction with a sordid past.
Coleford, England

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

On this wooded path, a stained glass window creates a spellbinding forest cathedral.
London, England

The Cockpit

A friendly pub with a sordid past in cock fighting.
London, England

Brunel Museum Grand Entrance Hall

The first tunnel to be dug beneath a river, repurposed as an art and museum space.
London, England

Kryptonite

Why Superman will never visit London's Natural History Museum.
East Sussex, England

Five Hundred Acre Wood

The forest that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood can be found outside London.
London, England

David Bowie Graffiti Mural

An artistic tribute to the famous singer, just around the corner from where he was born.
Northamptonshire, England

Birth of Radar Memorial

The first place where the scientific innovation known as radar was first demonstrated in Britain.
Wellington, England

Wellington Somerset Monument

Standing atop Wellington Hill is the world's tallest three-sided obelisk.
Ravenscar, England

Peak Alum Works

At the height of alum production at this factory, human urine was a valued commodity.
Westward Ho!, England

Westward Ho!

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

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
Wilkieston, Scotland

Jupiter Artland

Large-scale contemporary artworks tower over fields and lurk in forests around a Jacobean manor house.
London, England

Public Standards of Length

19th-century scientists would make the pilgrimage here to verify the precision of their measuring sticks.
London, England

Archie the Giant Squid

The monster at the center of the Darwin Center Spirit Collection.
Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Iona Abbey

A small island abbey is the final resting place of many medieval Scottish monarchs, including the real Macbeth.
London, England

Crossness Pumping Station

This beautiful Victorian ironwork masterpiece was built to keep London from smelling like poop.
London, England

Finch and Co Antiques

English antique dealers with a taste for the unusual.
Highland, Scotland

Ben Nevis

The highest peak in the United Kingdom has a history of physics, specters, and a pilgrimage of strange objects.
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project

The largest greenhouse in the world is home to over one million types of plants.