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Canterbury, England

West Gate Tower Museum

A defensive structure built during the Hundred Years War has remained useful in one way or another for nearly 700 years.
North Berwick, Scotland

North Berwick Law

An amazing model of a whale's jaw bone pays homage to the region's seafaring traditions.
Bristol, England

Replica of the Matthew

An authentic, seaworthy replica of the ship that sailed to Newfoundland in 1497.
Glasgow, Scotland

Lion and Unicorn Staircase

This emblematic representation is said to bring the students good fortune.
Glasgow, Scotland

University of Glasgow Memorial Gates

Inscribed on the gate are the names of 29 figures from the University's first five centuries.
Hay-on-Wye, Wales

The Kingdom of Books

In 1977, an eccentric book lover formed a micronation for book lovers.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Tenement House

This museum offers a glimpse into early 20th-century Glasgow life.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
London, England

The Mousetrap at St. Martin's Theatre

The world's longest continuously running show has played at this small West End theater since 1974.
Dungeness, England

Derek Jarman's Garden

An avant-garde artist is survived by his seaside garden.
Glasgow, Scotland

Doulton Fountain

The largest terracotta fountain in the world, built to commemorate Britain’s Victorian achievements.
Glasgow, Scotland

Cameron Memorial Fountain

Glasgow's own "tipsy" temperance monument.
London, England

Trellick Tower

This iconic high-rise residential block was one of the last to be built in the Brutalist style.
Dorset, England

Lyme Regis Museum

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

Templeton on the Green

The former home of the world-famous Templeton Carpet Factory.
County Derry, Northern Ireland

The Free Derry Corner Murals

These murals stand as reminders to the troubled history of this Northern Ireland city.
Oban, Scotland

McCaig’s Tower

Looking strangely like Rome's Colosseum, this unfinished tower has dominated the skyline for over 100 years.
Canterbury, England

Tomb of the Black Prince

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

All Saints' Church of Tudeley

This medieval church is the only one in the world that features all Marc Chagall stained-glass windows.
London, England

King Henry's Mound

It is against the law to obstruct the view from the top of this English burial mound.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
London, England

Charing Cross Mural

The medieval woodcut-style artwork chronicles life in medieval London.
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Cathedral's Hebrew Inscriptions

In the depths of Glasgow Cathedral's crypt, one pillar stands out from all others.
Harrogate, England

Old Swan Hotel

Where Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared in 1926.