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London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
Whitby, England

199 Steps Coffin Benches

These planks were originally installed to hold the dead.
York, England

York Minster Astronomical Clock

This memorial to World War II's fallen airmen shows us the movements of the stars that once guided them.
London, England

'The Rocket' Locomotive

This innovative steam machine was no doubt the most famous of the pioneer locomotives.
East Molesey, England

Anne Boleyn's Gateway

Carved initials which are nearly 500 years old preserve the deposed Queen's presence at Hampton Court Palace.
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.
Shropshire, England

Offa's Dyke

Britain’s longest ancient monument, this great 8th century earthwork was built to mark the boundary between what would become England and Wales.
Derbyshire, England

The Upper Derwent Reservoirs

This chain of artificial lakes was an ideal test ground for the aircraft that would carry the "bouncing bombs" used by the WWII "Dambusters" squad.
Bath and North East Somerset, England

Stanton Drew Stone Circles

One of the largest megalithic complexes in England, which local legend holds is a wedding party turned to stone by the Devil.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
Barnard Castle, England

The Silver Swan

A perfectly running 230-year-old silver automaton and music box.
Bath, England

Botanical Gardens of Bath

With lush plants and flowers, huge trees, ponds, and hidden monuments, this place feels a bit like discovering Narnia.
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
Cheddar, England

The Cheddar Man and Cannibals Museum

Museum about life, death, and cannibalism in the Stone Age.
Watauga, Texas

Chef Point Bar & Restaurant

High-end dining has a home in this former gas station.
Houghton le Spring, England

Penshaw Monument

The nearly 200-year-old folly has a secret spiral staircase hidden in one of its pillars.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
County Durham, England

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

Journey through this open museum where even employees remain true to period.
County Durham, England

Palace Green Library

This library dates back to the late 17th century and was one of the first public lending libraries in England.
Los Angeles, California

River Under the First Bridge

An iconic location along the Los Angeles River where countless movie scenes are filmed.
Bakersfield, California

Last Woolworth's Lunch Counter

An antique store houses the last operational diner from the defunct department store chain.
Sitka, Alaska

Saint Michael's Cathedral

The first Russian Orthodox church in North America and an Alaskan landmark.
Whittier, Alaska

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

Running under an entire mountain, the longest highway tunnel in North America is kept fresh using portal fans and jet fans.