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Oxford, England

St Catherine's College

This slice of 1960s Danish modernism does not conform to the Oxford college stereotypes.
Bovey Tracey, England

House of Marbles

This historic factory peddles classic toys from the picturesque English county of Devon.
Oxford, England

Morris Garage

This nondescript building was the birthplace of Morris cars.
Devon, England

Exercise Tiger Memorial

A disastrous D-Day rehearsal was relatively unknown until this sunken tank was discovered 40 years later.
Kent, England

Alphege Windows

A set of medieval stained-glass windows tell the gruesome story of a Viking siege.
Reading, England

Reading Museum Bayeux Tapestry

This unique, full-sized copy of the Bayeux Tapestry sports a few modern additions, including underwear.
London, England

Charing Cross Mural

The medieval woodcut-style artwork chronicles life in medieval London.
Oxford, England

Martyr's Mark

The spot where three Protestant clergymen were burned at the stake during the reign of "Bloody Mary."
Kent, England

Tomb of the Black Prince

An impressive armored bronze effigy marks the tomb of one of the medieval era's greatest warriors.
Cornwall, England

Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft & Magic

Hidden amid the picturesque landscape of Cornwall, this museum explores the history of British magical practices.
London, England

The Burney Relief

This bewitching Babylonian goddess haunts a hallway of the British Museum.
Clovelly, England

The Sledges of Clovelly

Wooden sleds have replaced donkeys to cart goods around this utterly charming car-free village.
Exeter, England

House That Moved

Old Tudor home moved on thick iron rails to a new spot.
London, England

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

Where's a guy to go after a long, hard day at work?
London, England

London's Rose-Ringed Parakeets

Legend says these colorful, invasive residents are the descendants of birds released by Jimi Hendrix.
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

This hilarious English intersection is an automotive whirlpool.
London, England

Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls

The bones of two medieval royal lions were discovered at the historic fortress.
Whitby, England

199 Steps Coffin Benches

These planks were originally installed to hold the dead.
Brighton, England

Mechanical Memories Museum

A vintage penny arcade hidden in the back of a fun fair-themed bar.
Devon, England

Hollowcombe Bottom

The site of a mysterious pony massacre is rich with extraterrestrial conspiracy theories.
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
Oxford, England

The Saxon Tower at St. Michael at the North Gate

This 11th century tower is said to be the oldest building in Oxford.
Exeter, England

Parliament Street

At just 25 inches at its narrowest point, it's one of the smallest streets in the world.
Devon, England

Bowerman's Nose

The legend says that this English rock formation was once a hunter who was turned to stone by annoyed witches.