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Bristol, England

Hermit's Cave and Quaker Burial Ground

A medieval cave used to shelter local hermits now holds nearly 200 old Quaker gravestones.
Bristol, England

Cheese Lane Shot Tower

A 142-foot-tall Q-tip on Bristol's skyline.
Bristol, England

Lollipop Be-Bop

A plaque claims this artwork outside a children's hospital was used in the 1998 Quidditch World Cup.
Folkestone, England

Zigzag Path

A winding cave grotto walkway built to provide employment for veterans after World War I.
Snowshill, England

Snowshill Manor

The home of an eccentric Edwardian gentleman is packed to the rafters with handcrafted items collected over a lifetime.
Bristol, England

The Nails

17th-century merchants in Bristol nailed their deals by placing money on these pedestals.
Laxey, Isle of Man

The Laxey Wheel

World's largest working waterwheel has been around for over 150 years.
England

Derek Jarman's Garden

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

Rubha Robhanais: The Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

A red-brick beacon stands against the tempestuous Atlantic, on the windiest site in the United Kingdom.
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Post Office

A whimsical cottage from the 1300s with a preserved Victorian-era post office inside.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Clach an Truseil

The 5,000-year-old megalith is believed to be Scotland's tallest standing stone.
Monmouth, Wales

Monnow Bridge

The only medieval bridge in Britain with its defensive tower still in tact.
London, England

The Lewis Chessmen

These mysterious Viking chess pieces spent centuries hidden on a remote Scottish island.
Uley, England

Uley Long Barrow

You can crawl inside this atmospheric 5,000-year-old tomb.
Shoreham-by-Sea, England

Brighton City Airport

This tiny 1930s Art Deco airport is a beautiful remnant of a bygone era.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Barra Airport

This beach runway is off limits during high tide.
Bath, England

Pulteney Weir

This picturesque horseshoe weir was first built in the 1600s to prevent flooding in the town of Bath.
Gloucestershire, England

Purton Hulks

Abandoned boats decaying in the largest ship graveyard in mainland Britain.
Baltasound, Scotland

Bobby's Bus Shelter

This Shetland Islands bus shelter may be small, but it squeezes in a couch, a desk, some art, and even an old telly.
Painswick, England

Painswick Rococo Garden

Asthmatic Charles Hyett's son built a fantastical garden for his father to convalesce in, alas it was too late.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Edinburgh Maiden

This early version of the guillotine was used to execute the man responsible for its construction.
Dorset, England

Tout Quarry Sculpture Park

This former quarry is now a vibrant labyrinth of magical in situ sculptures.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Remains of Dolly the Sheep

The taxidermy remains of the first mammal ever cloned from an adult cell are on display in Edinburgh.
Cornwall, England

Minack Theatre

A open air theatre built on a cliff by an eccentric British woman.