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Invergarry, Scotland

Glengarry Viewpoint

From here, the loch appears to take the shape of mainland Scotland.
John o' Groats, Scotland

John o' Groats Marker

The sign marks one of the endpoints to mainland Britain's longest overland travel route.
Maidstone, England

Kent County Lunatic Asylum (Oakwood Hospital)

This former abandoned hospital, a complex of stunning 19th century buildings, once housed 2,000 psychiatric patients.
Hastings, England

Jack in the Green

Every May, townspeople welcome summer with a bizarre pagan parade led by a man wrapped in garlands.
Kent, England

Tomb of the Black Prince

An impressive armored bronze effigy marks the tomb of one of the medieval era's greatest warriors.
Medway, England

Rochester Castle

This foreboding medieval castle was twice besieged by barons rebelling against the English king.
Kent, England

Alphege Windows

A set of medieval stained-glass windows in Canterbury Cathedral tell the gruesome story of a Viking siege.
East Sussex, England

The Quarter Boys

Two gilded cherubs perched on a church bell tower have been reminding visitors of the finitude of life since 1760.
Dorset, England

Lyme Regis Museum

A local museum honors the overlooked discoveries of Mary Anning, one of the first professional fossil hunters.
Bodiam, England

Bodiam Castle

A beautiful ruin of a 14th-century Plantagenet castle built by a medieval mercenary.
Whitby, England

199 Steps Coffin Benches

These planks were originally installed to hold the dead.
England

Derek Jarman's Garden

An avant-garde artist is survived by his seaside garden.
Hastings, England

The Amsterdam Shipwreck

This remarkably intact 260-year-old cargo ship is only visible at the lowest of spring tides.
North Yorkshire, England

Brimham Rocks

Astonishing rock formations dot the Brimham Moor landscape.
Alnwick, England

Barter Books

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

Dunrobin Castle

A castle in the Scottish Highlands has been continuously inhabited since the 1300s.
Windsor, England

The Queen's Swans at Windsor

All unmarked mute swans on the Thames are owned by the Queen per a tradition that began in the 12th century.
Windsor, England

'The Queen' Locomotive

A replica of the steam engine that hauled Queen Victoria's Royal Train is on display at Windsor.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

One of the oldest and certainly best preserved Cistercian abbeys still in existence.
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.
Whitby, England

Whitby Whale Bone Arch

These 20-foot jaw bones honor a time when the leviathan bones were a sign that whalers survived the hunt.
Whitby, England

Bram Stoker Memorial Seat

The view that inspired the scenes of Dracula's first landing in England.
Whitby, England

Fortune's Smokehouse

This tiny traditional smokehouse is the only one left in this historic fishing port.
Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.