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High Wycombe, England

Mayor Weigh-In

17th-century tradition of public weighing is met with boos or cheers depending on the Mayor's weight.
Gerrards Cross, England

Chalfont Viaduct

Locals call it the "Give Peas a Chance" bridge because of its distinct graffiti.
Watford, England

The Watford Hornet

Flying high, this unusual hornet statue celebrates the local soccer team formerly owned by Elton John.
Hertfordshire, England

Natural History Museum at Tring

The incredible private taxidermy collection of an eccentric zoologist.
Ivinghoe, England

The Pitstone Windmill

This windmill is believed to be the oldest in the British Isles.
Hertfordshire, England

The Nickey Line

Cycle, walk, or run up and down on an old historic railway path.
Tring, England

Tring Natural History Museum Hybrid Animals

A menagerie of curiously bred creatures.
Whipsnade, England

Whipsnade White Lion

This unusual geoglyph was built as a warning so low-flying aircraft wouldn't scare the zoo animals.
Harpenden, England

Rothamsted Research

Chemical fertilizer in agriculture's origin story begins here.
Aldbury, England

Aldbury Stocks and Whipping Post

A relic of medieval punishment marks the center of this quintessential English village.
Aldbury, England

Bridgewater Monument

You can climb to the top of the column built to honor the "father of British inland navigation."
Hertfordshire, England

Redbournbury Watermill and Bakery

This operational mill has survived centuries of destruction and construction.
Little Gaddesden, England

Jarman's Coffin

Local legend says this unusual chimney is actually a broken-hearted man's tomb.
Berkhamsted, England

Berkhamsted Castle

This early Norman castle was the first historical monument protected by an act of Parliament.
Hertfordshire, England

Snook's Grave

The eternal resting place of the last highwayman hanged in England.
Hertfordshire, England

Magic Roundabout

A giant roundabout made up of six smaller roundabouts.
Hertfordshire, England

St Mary's Church

Home to one of the tallest church spires in Europe, this historic church once played host to King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.