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Nothe Fort

Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, DT4 8UF
This award winning Fort was at one time one of Britain's most important defensive structures.  It is situated at the end of the Nothe Peninsula jutting eastwards from the town of Weymouth and its harbour.…

Elizabeth Castle

Castle Ferry Kiosk, Les Jardins de la Mer, West Park, St Helier, United Kingdom, JE3 3NU
Elizabeth Castle dates back to the 16th Century when the power of cannon fire meant that the existing stronghold at Mont Orgueil was insufficient to defend the island and the Port of St Helier was…

Hedingham Castle

Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom, CO9 3DJ
Hedingham is a Norman motte-and-bailey castle with a magnificent stone keep with sides averaging 17m and nearly square. It is built on a natural spur and is more than 70 ft (21 m) tall.  The…

Hartlepool Maritime Experience

Maritime Ave, Hartlepool, Teeside, England, United Kingdom, TS24 0XZ
Originally Hartlepool Historic Quay, it was refurbished and re-launched as The Hartlepool Maritime Experience - a themed attraction based on an 18th century seaport at the time of the Napoleonic wars. The complex is built…

London Bus Museum

Cobham Hall, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom, KT13 0QN
It's as much an iconic part of the London scene as the guards at Buckingham Palace, the Beefeaters, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben or the Houses of Parliament.  We are of course talking about…

Minack Theatre

The Valley (Rd), Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall,England, UK, TR19 6JU
It's one of the most unusual auditoriums in the world and looks more like a ruined Mediterranean temple than a Cornish theatre, but that is exactly what it is.  The Minack Theatre is located in…

The Headington Shark

2 New High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, OX3 7AY
There must be very few towns in the world that can claim to have their own giant fiberglass shark protruding from the roof of an otherwise normal residential home. Headington, near Oxford in England, may…

Tilbury Fort

Fort Road, Tilbury, Essex, England, United Kingdom, RM18 7NR
The Fort at Tilbury in the Thames Estuary has been defending London from the sea for more than 500 years. Its original D-shaped blockhouse was built in 1539 by Henry VIII and called the 'Thermitage…

City of Caves – Nottingham

Broadmarsh, Carrington St, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, NG1 7LS
There's often another world right beneath your feet. The City of Caves is Nottingham's most popular tourist attraction.  It is composed of over 500 individual caves, carved from the sandstone upon which Nottingham was built,…

Tower of London

Tower Hill (Road), London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, EC3N 4AB
The Tower of London - or more correctly: 'Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress' is one of the great icons of London and Britain. The castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1078…
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