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El Campello, Spain

Illeta dels Banyets

The legendary bathing site of a Moorish queen is actually part of a Roman fish farm.
Onil, Spain

Museo de la Muñeca

Learn how dolls are made in this fascinating museum inside a 19th-century mansion.
Birmingham, England

'Sentinel'

This eye-catching roundabout sculpture commemorates one of England's best World War II-era "shadow factories."
The Ridgeway, England

Wilmcote Lock Flight

A unique flight of canal locks that owe their form to 19th-century cost-saving measures.
El Castell de Guadalest, Spain

Museo de Saleros y Pimenteros

Continental Europe's only museum devoted to salt and pepper shakers features more than 20,000 designs.
Nottinghamshire, England

Chapel of Saint Mary the Virgin

English Protestants once criticized this enormous private chapel for being too ornate.
Southwell, England

The Workhouse

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

Wollaton Hall

A striking 500-year-old mansion provides an unexpectedly sublime home for live deer and a menagerie of exotic stuffed animals.
Newark-on-Trent, England

Polish War Graves of Newark Cemetery

The final resting place of hundreds of Polish airmen who died fighting the Nazis in Britain.
Lincolnshire, England

Marshall's Yard

Once the largest factory complex in all of Europe, this converted shopping center celebrates its industrial past in a big way.
Southwell, England

The Saracen's Head Hotel

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

The Oil Patch Warrior

A memorial to American oil drillers who volunteered to travel secretly to England in 1943 and work in the U.K.'s only oil field.
Nottinghamshire, England

Rufford Abbey

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

Seven Noses of Soho

Several plaster noses are hidden in plain sight around London's Soho neighborhood.
Staffordshire, England

Erasmus Darwin House

The house where Charles Darwin's grandfather formed many of his influential ideas and inventions.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
Lichfield, England

Damaged Faces of Lichfield Cathedral

These medieval carvings bear scars left by Parliamentarian troops during the English Civil War.
Coventry, England

Cheylesmore Manor Gatehouse

All that remains of the medieval palace of the famous "Black Prince."
Sheffield, England

Shepherd Wheel

In England, an 18th-century water-powered workshop still stands.
Sheffield, England

Burton Street School

It's known as the "Full Monty school" thanks to its role in the beloved British comedy film.
Royal Leamington Spa, England

Royal Pump Rooms

Preserved baths in a Victorian-era spa town frequented by the most famous people of its day.
Berkhamsted, England

Berkhamsted Castle

This early Norman castle was the first historical monument protected by an act of Parliament.
South Yorkshire, England

Dale Dyke Dam Marker and Memorials

The collapse of the brand-new dam caused one of the worst floods in British history.