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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.
Upper Heyford, England

RAF Upper Heyford

A rotting air force base is now home to rare birds and scarce plants.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.
Waterloo, England

Another Place

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

Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse

This aging storage facility is the world's largest brick warehouse.
Liverpool, England

Superlambanana

Created as a punny statement about genetic engineering this monstrous hybrid statue has become a beloved icon.
Liverpool, England

St. John's Beacon

The tower was originally used as a chimney for the waste incinerator of St. John's Precinct and Market.
Liverpool, England

Church of St. Luke, Liverpool

Gutted during the Liverpool Blitz, this architectural husk has been left destroyed in honor of the dead.
Merseyside, England

The Dream

Giant statue of a disembodied head.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
Manchester, England

Manchester Museum

19th century museum with an eclectic mix of curiosities, from Egyptian artifacts to items on archery history to the skull of the world's oldest horse.
Manchester, England

A Monument to Vimto

A giant wooden soda bottle pays homage to a distinctly British drink on the very spot where it was invented.
Manchester, England

Godlee Observatory

Despite having a dome made of papier-mâché this tiny observatory has survived for over a century.
Manchester, England

Out House

The remnants of a depressing public toilet are now a hub of ever evolving street art.
Manchester, England

Alan Turing Memorial

Have a seat with the father of modern computing at this Manchester monument.
Manchester, England

John Rylands Library

A Victorian Gothic masterpiece housing a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts.
Coleford, England

Puzzlewood

The mysterious, fantastical woodland inspiration for "The Lord of the Rings."
Oxford, United Kingdom

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Used as an example in one of the first dictionary entries for "museum" in 1706.
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Home to the most complete dodo remains known - one head, and one foot.
Oxford, England

Pitt Rivers Museum

Ancient Egyptian wigs, South American feather headresses, a bounty of anthropological artifacts in Oxford.