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Brighton Palace Pier

3 Madeira Drive, Brighton, The City of…
This has to be one of the most unlikely of invasion landing spots but in 1940 the pier at Brighton…

Bournemouth Pier and Beach

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, BH2 5AA
First opened in 1880, the Bournemouth Pier has served as one of Britain’s favourite national summertime destinations for many years, and has undergone various improvements and extensions over this time. The original pier stretched 250…

Audley End House

1 Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex…
This is a  splendid example of Elizabethan history. The magnificent Audley End House is built on the site of the…

Chislehurst Caves

Caveside Close, Chislehurst, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, BR7 5NL
Chislehurst Caves is a vast underground labyrinth of manmade tunnels and chambers with a collective distance of more than 22 miles (35 kilometres). Dating back to at least 1250 AD, perhaps even very much earlier,…

Brecon Mountain Railway

(Pant / Station Road), Pant, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, CF48 2DD
The Brecon Mountain Railway runs on the original Brecon and Merthyr track which first opened in 1859 and was largely used to move coal from the mines to the coast. As an industrial track running…

Bonhoga Gallery

B9075, Weisdale, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom, ZE2 9LW
The Bonhoga Gallery is a specialist art gallery located at the refurbished and somewhat infamous, (some say cursed) Weisdale Mill nine miles north east of Lerwick. It is the most northerly art gallery in the…

Bembridge Windmill

High Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, PO35 5SQ
Knowle Windmill constructed in 1701 and located near the village of Bembridge on the Isle of Wight, was first made famous in the 18th century when it was painted by the world renowned artist William…

Snowdon Mountain Railway

A4086, Llanberis, (Caernarfonshire) Gwynedd, Wales, UK, LL55 4TY
Not only is a ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway a breath-taking experience, it is also the chance to see at first hand a remarkable feat of engineering. The narrow gauge 'rack and pinion' railway…

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, UK, NE66 3TT
Here is a medieval coastal castle with its own harbour, built in the 14th century, which also formed part of the defences at a time in the Second World War.  A German invasion, or at…

Old Admiralty Buildings

Horse Guards Rd, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom, SW1A 2PA
The Admiralty buildings lie between Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade and The Mall in the heart of London. The structure is split between five interconnecting buildings, the oldest was once known as 'The Admiralty.' Today it…
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