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Somerset, England

Wells Cathedral Clock

This astronomical clock is the second oldest in England.
Somerset, England

Vicars' Close

The oldest residential street in Europe also features an optical illusion.
Bristol, England

Replica of the Matthew

An authentic, seaworthy replica of the ship that sailed to Newfoundland in 1497.
Bristol, England

Henrietta Lacks Statue

A monument dedicated to the unrecognized Black "mother" of modern medicine.
Bristol, England

The Red Lodge Museum

One of Bristol's best-hidden gems has ties to Lord Byron, whence it became the nation's first reformatory school for girls.
Devon, England

Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall

A massive flood devastated this seaside town, causing many to speculate about whether the government had figured out how to influence the weather.
Westward Ho!, England

Westward Ho!

How did this lovely seaside English village come by such an unusual name?
Devon, England

'Verity'

An allegorical statue of a giant pregnant woman representing justice and truth.
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.
Devizes, England

The Crammer

Legend says the people of Wiltshire got their "Moonraker" nickname from this small pond.
Bristol, England

'Phoenix and the Four Elements'

An alchemical monument that represents "Earth, Air, Fire, and Water."
Bath and North East Somerset, England

Bailbrook Mission Tin Church

This overgrown Victorian chapel made of corrugated metal looks utterly out of place.
Charmouth, England

Charmouth Beach

Cliffs full of fossils at the portal to England's Jurassic Coast.
Bath and North East Somerset, England

Solsbury Hill

An Iron Age hillfort rooted in Arthurian legend was made famous by musician Peter Gabriel.
Ely, England

Octagon Tower

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

Willow Man

Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury Tor

This hill and tower are steeped in legend, from King Arthur to the Holy Grail.
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

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

West Kennet Long Barrow

It's possible to walk inside one of the largest Neolithic tombs in Britain.
Bristol, England

Bristol Museum Archeology Collection

An array of ancient artifacts from Bronze Age Bristol and other civilizations are housed in this museum.
Bristol, England

Bristol Museum Natural History Collection

It houses a menagerie of wondrous taxidermy specimens from around the world, including the remains of a famous gorilla.
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.
Bath, England

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Eighteenth-century home, where Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.
Normanton, England

Normanton Church

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