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Places visited in Swindon, England
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Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Isle of Wight, England

Blackgang Chine

The UKs oldest theme park slowly slips away.
Charmouth, England

Charmouth Beach

Cliffs full of fossils at the portal to England's Jurassic Coast.
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

This hilarious English intersection is an automotive whirlpool.
Dorset, England

Abbotsbury Swannery

The world's only managed flock of mute swans was established as a factory for monk meat but is now an adorable sanctuary.
Dorset, England

Old Harry Rocks

65 million-year-old chalk outcroppings mark the end of the Jurassic Coast.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
Wiltshire, England

Silbury Hill

Europe's largest prehistoric mound – burial site of a legendary king?
Bournemouth, England

Russell-Cotes Museum

A museum based on the collection of a Victorian family. Housed in a remaining Victorian villa.
Cerne Abbas, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Giant naked man on a hillside.
Bratton, England

Westbury White Horse

A giant white horse drawn on an English hillside may not have been intended to be a horse at all.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
Salisbury, England

Medieval Clock at Salisbury Cathedral

Oldest working mechanical clock in the world.
Wiltshire, England

Woodhenge

The first archaeological site discovered by aerial photography.