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Birmingham, England

'Sentinel'

This eye-catching roundabout sculpture commemorates one of England's best World War II-era "shadow factories."
Coventry, England

Thrust SSC and Thrust 2

One of these two land speed record-breaking vehicles went so fast it shattered the sound barrier.
Windsor, England

'The Queen' Locomotive

A replica of the steam engine that hauled Queen Victoria's Royal Train is on display at Windsor.
London, England

London's Stretcher Railings

The fences outside some of South London's estates are made from recycled World War II stretchers.
Manchester, England

The Manchester Bee

Be on the lookout for the symbolic insect all over the city.
London, England

Weaver's Field

This lush area was the site of extensive enemy bombing during WWII.
Liverpool, England

Superlambanana

Created as a punny statement about genetic engineering this monstrous hybrid statue has become a beloved icon.
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

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

A Monument to Vimto

A giant wooden soda bottle pays homage to a distinctly British drink on the very spot where it was invented.
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
Cumbria, England

Scafell Pike

The highest peak in all of England is plagued by dangerously fickle climate shifts.
Birmingham, England

Curzon Street Station

This historic abandoned train station looks like a stop for ghost trains.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

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This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Dunluce Castle

The ruins of this medieval castle in Northern Ireland have inspired artists from C.S. Lewis to Led Zeppelin.
Cornwall, England

Merlin’s Cave

It is said the legendary wizard once lived in this sea cave beneath Tintagel Castle.
Cornwall, England

Minack Theatre

A open air theatre built on a cliff by an eccentric British woman.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This short bridge is the only thing connecting a tiny Irish island to the mainland.
Manchester, England

John Rylands Research Institute and Library

A Victorian Gothic masterpiece housing a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts.
England

Maunsell Army Sea Forts

Surreal riveted sea forts once protected the Kent shores from German attack.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
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.
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Castle

A fantastic castle rumored to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."