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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…

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…

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…

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…

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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