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Southwell, England

The Leaves of Southwell

Exquisite carvings of leaves, Green Men, and the occasional dragon adorn a medieval chapter house.
Buckinghamshire, England

Ivinghoe Beacon

Model aircraft soar over 360-degree views of the countryside at the start of England's oldest road.
Southwell, England

The Workhouse

In the U.K., a historic workhouse shines a light on the early, harsh treatment of the poor.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Dreaming Spires'

Poetic, metallic giraffes adorn a square off an Edinburgh thoroughfare.
Southwell, England

The Saracen's Head Hotel

A 13th-century inn where the ill-fated King Charles I spent his last night of freedom.
Buxton, England

The Crescent

A historic Georgian building and warm springs.
Cromford, England

Cromford Mill

The world's first successful water-powered cotton mill paved the way for the factories of the British Industrial Revolution.
Nottinghamshire, England

1960s Hyperbolic Paraboloid Gas Station Canopy

One of the earliest large-scale "hyper" roofs in the U.K. is now a derelict roadside attraction.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
Normanton, England

Normanton Church

The sanctuary seems to either float atop the water or sink into the dirt, depending on the water level.
Dudley, England

The Crooked House

This pub can leave even the sober feeling slightly unsteady.
Whitby, England

Fortune's Smokehouse

This tiny traditional smokehouse is the only one left in this historic fishing port.
Nottinghamshire, England

Rufford Abbey

The undercroft is a spectacular example of medieval Cistercian architecture.
Lincoln, England

High Bridge

The oldest of the three remaining bridges in England with buildings on top of them.
Kilpeck, England

Kilpeck Church Carvings

Detailed sandstone carvings show an array of symbolism and adorable animals.
Swansea, Wales

Tower of the Ecliptic Observatory

Quirky Welsh observatory unites art and science.
York, England

The Snickelways of York

This network of narrow, medieval passages has the most delightful name.
Waterloo, England

Another Place

A hundred copies of Antony Gormley's naked body stare out across the water.
Highland, Scotland

Oil Rig Graveyard

Where the sleeping monsters of Scotland's oil industry are left to rust.
Cerne Abbas, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Giant naked man on a hillside.
West Wycombe, England

Hellfire Caves

Human-made caves excavated to hide a secret society of wealthy pagans.
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
Holywood, Scotland

Garden of Cosmic Speculation

A 30-acre garden inspired by the principles of modern physics.
London, England

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

This shop and gallery is a modern-day cabinet of curiosities, unassumingly positioned along an urban thoroughfare.