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Basingstoke, England

Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway

This may be the smallest length of railway in the United Kingdom.
South Harting, England

Vandalian Tower

This ruined folly was originally built to honor a failed American state that would have become "Westsylvania."
London, England

The Fourth Plinth

Originally meant to hold a statue of King William IV, this support sat empty for years. Today, it hosts a rotating cast of public artwork.
Odiham, England

Birthplace of the British Tommy

According to the Soldiers Account Book, the village of Odiham is home to Thomas Atkins, whose name became shorthand for all British soldiers.
Woking, England

The Sandpit on Horsell Common

This peaceful park saw the beginning of an extraterrestrial invasion in H.G. Wells's 'The War of the Worlds.'
Micheldever Station, England

Micheldever Station Red Wheel

Commemorating the first recorded car journey in the United Kingdom, a 56-mile trip that defied the speed limit the whole way.
Winchester, England

The Great West Window

This cathedral's stained-glass patchwork of psychedelic colors and shapes was put in place long before the swinging 60s.
Fort William, Scotland

Big Red Bottle Boat

In 1990, this 37-foot red steel bottle sailed from New York to England.
Hamble-le-Rice, England

The Hamble-Warsash Pink Ferry

A ferry has operated across the River Hamble for around 500 years, but its distinctive bubblegum pink is a more recent addition.
London, England

Dirty Dick's

This pub boasts a curious history and may have inspired a Dickens character.
London, England

Hoover Building

A masterpiece of Art Deco architecture hidden in plain sight in West London.
Hastings, England

Hasting's Net Shops

During the heyday of fishing in Hastings, there were more than 100 of these storage facilities.
Hayling Island, England

Mulberry Harbour Wreck

This concrete monster of a wreck lies in the mouth of Langstone Harbour as a monument to the incredible history of D-Day.
Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
Winchester, England

The Winchester Mizmaze

A rare labyrinth-style path carved into a historic hill.
Lyndhurst, England

Stagbury Hills

One of the largest hills in New Forest.
St Mawes, England

St. Mawes Castle

A 16th-century artillery fort built to protect England against European invasion.
Bletchley, England

National Museum of Computing

Museum celebrating the history of computers, especially their role in codebreaking.
Newlyn, England

The Old Quay, Newlyn

A medieval quay that was the Mayflower's final port of call before sailing for America.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
Portsmouth, England

Lumps Fort aka Southsea Rose Garden

A picturesque garden with a surprising past.
Aldershot, England

Equestrian Statue of the Duke of Wellington

Now overlooking the Home of the British Army, this gargantuan statue was removed from its original location in London.
Brighton, England

Quadrophenia Alley

This tiny alleyway is now a shrine to a subculture riot between the mods and rockers.
Rowde, England

Caen Hill Locks

This section of the Kennet and Avon Canal has been designated the same level of heritage protection as Stonehenge.