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The Mail Rail
London, England

The Mail Rail

Hidden beneath the streets of London is a secret subway that only carried mail.
51.5112, -0.1198
Paris, France

Jules Lavirotte's 29 Avenue Rapp

A scandalous Art Nouveau collaboration that set Paris all atwitter at the turn of the century.
48.8591, 2.3009
Stones for the guilotine
Paris, France

Remnants of the Paris Guillotine

Indents in the pavement are all that remain from a grisly death machine in Paris.
48.8589, 2.3853
The grave of Gelert, just outside of the village of Beddgelert in northwest Wales.
Gwynedd, Wales

Gelert's Grave

A tiny village in Wales claims the name of a noble medieval hound slain for a crime he didn't commit.
53.0088, -4.1022
More found object art.
England

Derek Jarman's Garden

An avant-garde artist is survived by his seaside garden.
50.9226, 0.9762
Cyclists on the causeway with Pilgrims Way marker pole in the background.
Northumberland, England

Pilgrims Way to Holy Island

Twice a day this ancient path disappears with the tides, leaving the Holy Island of Lindisfarne out to sea.
55.6778, -1.8750
West Pier
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.
50.8216, -0.1508
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Wrexham, Wales

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The longest and tallest aqueduct in Britain can actually be sailed across.
52.9734, -3.0971
Buckfast Abbey
Devon, England

Buckfast Abbey

This historic Benedictine monastery brews a booze so toxic that it has often been blamed almost singularly for Scottish hooliganism.
50.4930, -3.7755
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
Wings set against a sunny sky
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
54.9129, -1.5863
The view from King Henry's Mound.
Richmond, England

King Henry's Mound

It is against the law to obstruct the view from the top of this English burial mound.
51.4454, -0.2948
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
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
55.9489, -3.2002
Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury, England

The Great Cloister and Chapter House of Canterbury Cathedral

One of England's most famous churches hides a pair of little known architectural treasures.
51.2798, 1.0828
Waterloo, England

Another Place

A hundred copies of Antony Gormley's naked body stare out across the water.
53.4779, -3.0448
The Iron Bridge
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
"All the people that come and go..."
Liverpool, England

Penny Lane

The Liverpool street made famous by the Beatles is real.
53.3869, -2.9193
The Banqueting Room
Brighton, England

The Royal Pavilion

Regency-era excess on the English Coast.
50.8223, -0.1377
The train station.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
53.2211, -4.2099
Rollright Stones
Chipping Norton, England

Rollright Stones

This trio of neolithic stone monuments are fabled to be a king and his knights that were petrified by a witch.
51.9435, -1.5422
I Goat
London, England

I Goat

Spitalfields' regal market goat is said to be a monument to the area's migrant population but most are pretty sure it's just a goat.
51.5191, -0.0779
The sculpture Sound II in the flooded Crypt
Winchester, England

Sound II at Winchester Cathedral

This silent sentry in the crypt below a large Gothic cathedral is often knee-deep in water.
51.0607, -1.3132
Wiltshire, England

Woodhenge

The first archaeological site discovered by aerial photography.
51.1894, -1.7858