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London, England

Victoria Park's Old London Bridge Alcoves

These remnants of Old London Bridge possess unique acoustics that allow for whispered conversations to carry from one side to the other.
Babingley, England

Village Signs of Babingley

Signs illustrate the bizarre legend of St. Felix's arrival in this English village, which led to the consecration of a beaver.
Hastings, England

Saint Clement's Caves

A former smuggler's haven houses "The Chapel" and its mysterious carvings.
Battle, England

The Oldest Guy Fawkes Effigy

Every fifth of November, effigies of Guy Fawkes are thrown onto bonfires across Great Britain. But this Guy has managed to survive his fiery fate for almost 300 years.
Farnborough, England

British Army Aeroplane No.1 Replica

This replica pays tribute to the first powered and sustained flight in the United Kingdom and the eccentric aviator who enabled it.
Jevington, England

The Birthplace of Banoffi Pie

This blue plaque commemorates the unexpected origin of one of the world's most beloved deserts.
Lullington, England

Lullington Church of the Good Shepherd

This tiny church is one of England's smallest.
Lewes, England

The Lewes Shark Weather Vane

This toothy tower topper commemorates a valuable shark that washed ashore nearby.
Friston, England

Grave of 'Washed Ashore'

This simple wooden cross is said to mark the grave of an unknown sailor who washed ashore nearby.
Battle, England

The Battle Tapestry

This modern artwork, inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, tells Battle's early history following the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest.
Wilmington, England

The Wilmington 'Madonna'

This church is home to a 1,600-year-old tree, but also a mysterious carved figure who may have been a pagan idol.
Hastings, England

William the Conqueror's Dining Stone

Tradition says that William the Conqueror dined on this stone after landing his Norman invasion fleet nearby.
Hastings, England

The Piece of Cheese Cottage

This tiny triangular cottage is one of a kind in England, and has housed everything from a watchmaker's studio to coffin storage.
Farnham, England

The Pump House

This restored pump house gives a glimpse into the past when communal water supplies were common.
Warnford, England

Grave of George Lewis

This gravestone tells the tragic tale of its occupant's death.
Hastings, England

Marine Court

This seaside property, an example of Art Deco Streamline Moderne style, was designed to embody the curves of a great ship.
Bisley, England

Holy Well of St. John the Baptist

This holy spring and its well have been the site of religious devotion for millennia.
Henfield, England

The Cat House

This Tudor cottage is adorned with many canary-clasping cats, which originally served as a reminder to a local clergyman of his pet's murderous ways.
Warblington, England

Gravewatcher's Huts

These unassuming buildings in the tranquil churchyard of rural Warblington are in fact grave watchers’ huts.
Peldon, England

The Strood

This ancient causeway can flood daily, leaving Mersea Island as a true island for hours at a time, and cutting its 7,000 residents off from the mainland.
Cerne Abbas, England

St. Augustine's Well

This miraculous well is said to heal the sick, grant wishes, and tell the future.
Farnham, England

Victoria Garden

A former Victorian swimming pool is now a tranquil and secluded park.
Bramley, England

The Church of St. James' Wall Paintings

The walls of this village church are decorated by two unique religious works of art.
Alresford, England

Alresford Spy Toilet

These public toilets were used as a dead drop by pro-Soviet spies to trade British military secrets during the Cold War.