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Water still flows through
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
51.5074, -0.0769
Merlin Satellite.
Cornwall, England

Goonhilly Earth Station

Arthur, Merlin, and Guinevere are among the largest and oldest satellite dishes on the planet.
50.0490, -5.1831
The Alton Barnes White Horse.
Alton Barnes, England

Alton Barnes White Horse

This massive chalk hill carving is one of England's most beloved giant horse geoglyphs.
51.3726, -1.8480
Two of the ravens at the Tower of London.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
51.5087, -0.0762
A breathtaking view.
Bath, England

Pulteney Weir

This picturesque horseshoe weir was first built in the 1600s to prevent flooding in the town of Bath.
51.3829, -2.3584
A parking lot on top of the medieval walls.
Southampton, England

Southampton Walls

A half-mile-long stretch of medieval forts built after a devastating pirate attack persists amid the modern port city.
50.9027, -1.4041
Not-so-traditional village green.
Poundbury, England

Poundbury

Before 1993, this historic-looking village—Prince Charles' pet project—didn’t exist at all.
50.7153, -2.4663
Merlin's Cave with the tide in.
Cornwall, England

Merlin’s Cave

It is said the legendary wizard once lived in this sea cave beneath Tintagel Castle.
50.6683, -4.7594
Rear garden behind the post office
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Post Office

A whimsical cottage from the 1300s with a preserved Victorian-era post office inside.
50.6634, -4.7516
A beehive house.
Kerry, Ireland

Fahan Beehive Huts

Ireland's most remarkable collection of these curious cone-shaped houses is worth the buzz.
52.1015, -10.4215
Portslade, England

Armada Beacon

This large torch on the Hove coastline helped Sir Francis Drake defend England from the Spanish fleet.
50.8265, -0.1988
The members banking.
Weybridge, England

Brooklands Racetrack Remains

The world's first purpose-built motor racetrack was destroyed by the outbreak of two world wars.
51.3545, -0.4643
The Signal Box Inn.
Cleethorpes, England

The Signal Box Inn

This tiny business claims to be "the smallest pub on the planet."
53.5433, -0.0099
Saint Mere Eglise
Sainte-Mère-Église, France

Private John Steele Monument

An effigy of a trapped paratrooper dangles from a Normandy church to commemorate one remarkable D-Day event.
49.4088, -1.3164
Island Line Class 483 No. 004 in London Underground livery at Ryde St. Johns Road.
Ryde, England

1930s London Underground Trains at Ryde

The Isle of Wight’s “Island Line” serviced by former London Underground trains from the 1930s.
50.7328, -1.1602
Winchester Round Table in the Great Hall, Dendrochronology dating has placed it at 1275.
Winchester, England

Winchester Round Table

A medieval replica of King Arthur's legendary table, the Round Table hanging in Winchester Castle was decorated by Henry VIII.
51.0625, -1.3194
Whitby Abbey through the Whale Bones
Whitby, England

Whitby Whale Bone Arch

These 20-foot jaw bones honor a time when the leviathan bones were a sign that whalers survived the hunt.
54.4904, -0.6162
Abandoned oil rigs.
Highland, Scotland

Oil Rig Graveyard

Where the sleeping monsters of Scotland's oil industry are left to rust.
57.6877, -4.1139
Devonshire Dome , external view.
Buxton, England

The Devonshire Dome

Once the largest unsupported dome in the world, beating out the Pantheon and St Peters in Rome.
53.2601, -1.9169
Modified tanks driving at Bovington.
Dorset, England

Bovington Tank Range

A popular day's outing in Bovington consists of watching military tank driving practice.
50.7128, -2.2476
The box tunnel flooded with light
Box, England

Box Tunnel Entrance

The designer of this railway tunnel added a birthday present for himself.
51.4189, -2.2470
Brighton City Airport terminal building (interior)
Shoreham-by-Sea, England

Brighton City Airport

This tiny 1930s Art Deco airport is a beautiful remnant of a bygone era.
50.8336, -0.2909
Cherhill White Horse, Wiltshire.
Cherhill, England

Cherhill White Horse

The geoglyph once sported a glass bottle eye.
51.4252, -1.9320
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Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
47.5847, -3.0778