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East Sussex, England

Five Hundred Acre Wood

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

Kit's Coty House

The Neolithic megalith was one of the first archaeological ruins protected by the British government.
Bodiam, England

Bodiam Castle

A beautiful ruin of a 14th-century Plantagenet castle built by a medieval mercenary.
Kent, England

Coldrum Long Barrow

A Neolithic burial site built 1,000 years before Stonehenge.
Offham, England

Offham Quintain

Horsemen once used this tilting post during jousting practice.
Cambridge, England

Fourwentways Bronze Age Cemetery

A 4,000-year-old burial site hides behind a roadside Burger King.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Minerva Medica

Believed to be the remains of the lost Temple of Minerva, this nymphaeum has been known by its misnomer to this day.
Beyoğlu, Turkey

Camondo Stairs

A gorgeous, Gaudí-esque stairway constructed in the city of Istanbul by a prominent Jewish family.
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Schilthorn Piz Gloria

A cablecar station-turned-revolving restaurant with 360-degree views of the Swiss skyline.
Weston, England

Hawkstone Park

Created hundreds of years ago, the magical follies and landscapes at this park were almost lost to time before being restored.
Essex, England

The 'Gants' of Braintree

You won't find these curiously named passageways anywhere else in England.
Halstead, England

The Village Signs of Gestingthorpe

A hunched figure depicted on the signs honors a local gentleman who died on an Antarctic expedition.
Essex, England

The Broomway

A perilous medieval road leading right into the sea.
Southend-on-Sea, England

Cranfield's Curiosity Cabinet

A magnificent menagerie of oddities, including taxidermy cryptids.
Southend-on-Sea, England

The Cutlass Stone

A story of cutlasses carelessly carving a celibate centenarian's cemetery stone.
Essex, England

Talliston House & Gardens

An English artist has turned an unassuming ex-council house into a time-lost house of mystery.
Ipswich, England

Cardinal Wolsey Statue

A surprisingly approachable statue of the man who dominated King Henry VIII's government.
Mkhomazi Wilderness area, South Africa

Sani Pass

Brace yourself for the slowest, scariest, most spectacular drive, down the Drakensberg Escarpment.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cast-Iron Dogs of Tivoli Castle

Strange rumors surround the artist who created these solemn metal guard dogs.
Tattingstone, England

Tattingstone Wonder

An 18th-century estate owner thought these cottages were an eyesore, so he artfully disguised them as a church.
Mistley, England

Old Knobbley

This ancient oak tree sheltered accused "witches" in the 17th century.
Manningtree, England

A House for Essex

This surreal art house looks like a geometric version of a small chapel.
Essex, England

The Manningtree Ox

This sculpture pays homage to Shakespeare and his reference to a Manningtree tradition.
Queens, New York

Fountain of the Planet of the Apes

No monkeying around, this fountain was really named after the classic sci-fi film.