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London, England

Brompton Cemetery

The sixth of London's "Magnificent Seven" cemeteries, and a source of unlikely inspiration to Beatrix Potter.
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London, England

Darwin Centre Spirit Collection

Repository for more than 22 million pickled specimens.
51.4961, -0.1764
Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

70 million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
51.4966, -0.1765
Longleat Maze and a viewing bridge
Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze

The longest hedge maze in the world.
51.1858, -2.2743
Lud's Church
Staffordshire, England

Lud's Church

This haunting stone chasm is a hotbed of mossy rock and English legend.
53.1878, -2.0206
Doxey Pool
Staffordshire, England

Doxey Pool

This tiny little pool is said to be home to a malicious mermaid named Jenny Greenteeth.
53.1713, -2.0000
Avebury
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
51.4280, -1.8538
Glastonbury High Street. (dichohecho/Flickr)
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
51.1508, -2.7263
Snowdon
Gwynedd, Wales

Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales is said to be the final resting place of a giant killed by King Arthur.
53.0685, -4.0762
Graffiti on the obelisk in 2006
Hagley, England

Wychbury Obelisk

An 18th century monument regularly tagged with unsettling graffiti referencing a 1940s unsolved murder.
52.4328, -2.1177
Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion Village

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales and the set of ITC classic "The Prisoner."
52.9176, -4.0929
Pentre Ifan
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pentre Ifan

The Stonehenge of Wales is one of the grandest neolithic dolmens still in existence.
51.9990, -4.7700
Ruined interior of Berry Pomeroy Castle, Seymour House.
Devon, England

Berry Pomeroy Castle

A ruined castle has more than its fair share of legends and ghost stories.
50.4489, -3.6365
Cornwall, England

St. Michael's Mount

A island reachable by a causeway at low tide is possibly one of the earliest Western European locations to be identified in text.
50.1168, -5.4776
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
51.5131, -0.1103
Coverham, England

Forbidden Corner

A modern English garden of eccentric beasts, follies, and oddities.
54.2758, -1.8569
Blakesley Hall
Solihull, England

Blakesley Hall

Some wattle-and-daub, a Moorish mural, a glacial erratic, and a Giant named Gilbert.
52.4733, -1.8095
Aston Hall
Birmingham, England

Aston Hall

This ornate English estates "Prodigy House" still bears the cannonball marks of civil war.
52.5056, -1.8846
Harvington Hall
Worcestershire, England

Harvington Hall

Built by the patron saint of illusionists this Elizabethan manor house is riddled with secret cubbies for hiding priests.
52.3739, -2.1870
Ironbridge, England

The Iron Bridge

This bridge is the first to be made entirely from iron, but designed like it was still made of wood.
52.6272, -2.4855
Knaresborough, England

Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

Once thought to be the mysterious work of a witchy prophetess, a well with unusual properties turns objects into "stone".
54.0087, -1.4674
North Yorkshire, England

Eden Camp

WWII artifacts, including the building itself.
54.1602, -0.7789
Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.
54.4886, -0.6074
View from the Memorial Bench
Whitby, England

Bram Stoker Memorial Seat

The view that inspired the scenes of Dracula's first landing in England.
54.4891, -0.6158