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Oxford, England

Port Meadow

Legend says this public grazing area hasn't been plowed for thousands of years.
Oxford, England

Martyr's Mark

The spot where three Protestant clergymen were burned at the stake during the reign of "Bloody Mary."
Oxford, England

Alice's Shop

The shop where the girl who inspired the beloved character once bought sweets is now a book-themed commercial curiosity.
Manchester, England

Mayfield Railway Station

Manchester's abandoned train depot lingers in a post-industrial purgatory.
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.
Liverpool, England

The Calderstones

Six neolithic sandstone boulders remaining from a dolmen.
Holywood, Scotland

Garden of Cosmic Speculation

A 30-acre garden inspired by the principles of modern physics.
New York, New York

Fearless Girl Statue

Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
New York, New York

Pier 54: The Titanic's Arrival Destination

A dilapidated dock tells the story of Titanic's missed arrival.
New York, New York

Please Don't Tell

Dodge prohibitionists and slide through the telephone booth in Crif Dogs.
Plymouth, England

The Leviathan

Overlooking the spot where the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower stands Devon's answer to the Colossus of Rhodes.
Devon, England

Wistman's Wood

This tangled English forest looks like something right out of a fairytale.
Devon, England

Hound Tor

Legend says these rocks used to be hunting dogs, a story that may have inspired Sherlock Holmes' most famous case.
Devon, England

Bowerman's Nose

The legend says that this English rock formation was once a hunter who was turned to stone by annoyed witches.
Broadstone, England

Alfred Russel Wallace's Grave

The biologist's fossilized headstone was meant to reflect his love of nature. Its, ahem, unusual shape is probably just a coincidence.
Portsmouth, England

Spinnaker Tower

This striking observation tower shaped like a spinnaker sail is the newest icon in historic Portsmouth.
Portsmouth, England

Mary Rose

Hauled from the water's depths, Henry VIII's flagship is preserved in this capsule-shaped museum.
Wiltshire, England

The Skeletons of Stonehenge

Ancient human remains unearthed around the iconic monument.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
Devizes, England

Devizes Market Cross

The plaques around this 19th-century structure recall some rather strange tales.
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.
Stow-on-the-Wold, England

St Edward's Church

This medieval sanctuary's tree-framed door looks like a portal to a mythical realm.
Wellington, New Zealand

Old Bank Arcade Animated Musical Clock

A charmingly old-fashioned reminder of the historic building's former life.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Basilica

The ruins of New Zealand's largest classical-style church.