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Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
London, England

PsychoBarn

A traditional American farmhouse plopped in the middle of a Piccadilly courtyard.
Hastings, England

Hasting's Net Shops

During the heyday of fishing in Hastings, there were more than 100 of these storage facilities.
Devon, England

Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall

A massive flood devastated this seaside town, causing many to speculate about whether the government had figured out how to influence the weather.
Robin Hood's Bay, England

The Visiter Memorial

This plaque commemorates an amazing 19th-century sea rescue.
Canterbury, England

Geoffrey Chaucer Statue

Inspired by Thomas Stothard's painting of the "Journey to Canterbury," albeit with Canterbury natives.
Bournemouth, England

Mary Shelley's Grave

The author of Frankenstein is buried here, along with her parents and the heart of her husband, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Brighton, England

'Twins'

These shopping center benches are actually a modern art installation.
Robin Hood's Bay, England

The R.N.L.I Fish

This coin collecting cod is over 130 years old, and the United Kingdom's smallest listed structure.
Lavenham, England

Suffolk's Pink and Crooked Houses

The historic villages and towns of Suffolk are filled with wonky wooden beam houses painted an unusual shade of pink. Unknown to many though, this sweet shade has a bloody history.
Poundbury, England

Poundbury

Before 1993, this historic-looking village—King Charles III's pet project—didn’t exist at all.
Windsor, England

'The Queen' Locomotive

A replica of the steam engine that hauled Queen Victoria's Royal Train is on display at Windsor.
London, England

The Fourth Plinth

Originally meant to hold a statue of King William IV, this support sat empty for years. Today, it hosts a rotating cast of public artwork.
London, England

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
London, England

The Duke of Wellington’s Mounting Stone

Outside of one of Britain's most renowned social clubs, a step installed specifically for the Duke.
England

Wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery

No one is sure what to do with this WWII shipwreck that sits at the bottom of the Thames, still loaded with tons of explosives.
Dungeness, England

Derek Jarman's Garden

An avant-garde artist is survived by his seaside garden.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charlotte Square

This city square dates back to the Scottish Enlightenment and was home to some of Scotland's brightest minds.
Windsor, England

Queen Charlotte Street

At just 51 feet and 10 inches long, it's the shortest street in England.
Clovelly, England

The Sledges of Clovelly

Wooden sleds have replaced donkeys to cart goods around this utterly charming car-free village.
Cornwall, England

Goonhilly Earth Station

Arthur, Merlin, and Guinevere are among the largest and oldest satellite dishes on the planet.
London, England

Cheapside Plane Tree

What might be the oldest living tree in London has survived fires, bombings, and estate agents.
Rochester, England

Rochester Castle

This foreboding medieval castle was twice besieged by barons rebelling against the English king.
Canterbury, England

Tomb of the Black Prince

An impressive armored bronze effigy marks the tomb of one of the medieval era's greatest warriors.