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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.
Nottinghamshire, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
Cambridgeshire, 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.
Moffat, Scotland

The Moffat Ram

“It has nae lugs!”
Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Wallabies of Inchconnachan

An eccentric aristocrat brought these Australian natives to their current Scottish home.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Seventy million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Kryptonite

Why Superman will never visit London's Natural History Museum.
London, England

The Great Bed of Ware

This intricately carved and hilariously huge bed was such a famous symbol both Shakespeare and Byron used it in their writing.
London, England

Difference Engine #2

Charles Babbage's proto-computer, painstakingly brought to life.
London, England

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

A 1,215-foot tunnel transports pedestrians beneath the River Thames.
London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
Milton Keynes, England

Bletchley Park

Home to Alan Turing, the cracking of the Enigma code, and Captain Ridley's shooting party.
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
London, England

The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street

The signs of a long buried road can still be found hidden beneath a London sewer grate.