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Cambridge, England

Garret Hostel Bridge

Named after a lodging site that existed nearby, a bridge has existed at this location since 1455.
Cambridge, England

Kettle's Yard

Students can borrow artwork from this gallery to display in their own residences.
Oakham, England

Oakham Castle Horseshoes

Hundreds of huge, centuries-old horseshoes adorn the walls of this nontraditional 12th-century castle.
Normanton, England

Normanton Church

The sanctuary seems to either float atop the water or sink into the dirt, depending on the water level.
Northamptonshire, England

Lyveden New Bield

The intended purpose of this unfinished Elizabethan building remains a mystery.
Scotland

Corryvreckan Whirlpool

Legend says a witch conjured the world's third largest whirlpool to protect Scotland from a nasty pirate.
Milton Keynes, England

Midsummer Boulevard Light Pyramid

This suburban British town holds secrets that would have made the druids proud.
Oxford, England

The Saxon Tower at St. Michael at the North Gate

This 11th century tower is said to be the oldest building in Oxford.
Oxford, England

Oxford Electric Bell

This battery powered bell has been ringing since 1840 and is one of the worlds longest running science experiments.
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Home to the most complete dodo remains known - one head, and one foot.
Oxford, England

Pitt Rivers Museum

Ancient Egyptian wigs, South American feather headdresses, a bounty of anthropological artifacts in Oxford.
Oxford, England

The Eagle and Child

J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other "Inklings" met at the Oxford pub to discuss the now legendary fantasy stories they were writing.
Oxford, England

J.R.R. Tolkien's Grave

The names Lúthien and Beren can be found inscribed on the shared grave of the famous writer and his beloved wife and muse.
Oxford, England

The Alfred Jewel

One of Oxford's greatest treasures likely belonged to the legendary King Alfred the Great.
London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Castle

This iconic 1,000-year-old medieval castle is a favorite of the film industry, most notably as the location for Hogwarts in Harry Potter.
Alnwick, England

Barter Books

This enormous secondhand bookstore inside a Victorian train station sparked the "Keep Calm and Carry On" craze.
Central Bedfordshire, England

Westland Lysander at the Shuttleworth Collection

A rare example of the RAF’s flying spy taxi.
Nottingham, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
Cambridge, England

Holme Fen Posts

Once-buried markers show England’s lowest land point keeps getting lower.
Lincoln, England

Newport Arch

Modern commuters still pass through this 2,000-year-old Roman archway.
Bamburgh, England

Teak Ceiling at Bamburgh Castle

The medieval-looking hammer beam teak roof may be a Victorian vanity, but it's still absolutely magnificent.
Ely, England

Octagon Tower

A remarkable medieval structure born from a 14th-century disaster.