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Location type: sightSt Cuthbert's CaveUnited Kingdom

According to the legend, this cave might have been among the many places where the monks escaping Danish invaders either took shelter while transporting their most holy relic or where Cuthbert himself may have spent time living as an anchorite hermit before moving to the Farne Islands. These stories may not be mutually exclusive—the monks might have sought refuge here while escaping with the saint’s body because the cave had prior links to Cuthbert as he had already spent time living here as a hermit.

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Location type: sightSouthmere LakeUnited Kingdom

Southmere Lake was constructed in the 1960s as part of the ambitious Thamesmead Plan to address the growing population south of the Thames river. The housing estate was built in the Brutalist architectural style, which was popular during the post-war period. Brutalist designs often incorporate reinforced concrete and steel elements, with a focus on functionalism and utilitarianism over aesthetics.

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Location type: sightSgt Bilko’s Vintage Emporium & The Phil Silvers Archival MuseumUnited Kingdom

The only museum in the world dedicated to preserving the life and work of American comedian and entertainer, Phil Silvers. Famous people who have supported the museum include Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins) and U.K. comedians and broadcasters Phill Jupitus, Tim Vine, and Danny Baker.

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Location type: sightRAF TempsfordUnited Kingdom

Set amid the remains of a secret WWII airfield, this barn was preserved as a memorial to Allied agents who parachuted into Europe. After the war, the main barn, where agents received their gear and kits before flights, was preserved as a memorial to the agents, even as the rest of the airfield was converted back into farmland and for private commercial use. It now makes for a fascinating sight and poignant visit.

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Location type: sightThe Paolozzi StudioUnited Kingdom

A recreation of pop art pioneer Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi's London studio. Paolozzi began studying his craft at the Edinburgh College of Art and would continue his education in London and Paris during the mid to late 1940s. He would go on to befriend many contemporary artists of his time, the most influential being the Surrealist Alberto Giacometti.

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Location type: sightAll Saints' ChurchTurvey, United Kingdom

A 19th century grave house with a unique message formed by the stone supports to the railing around the walls. In 1786, Charles Higgins purchased land in Turvey. When he died six years later, he left the Manor of Turvey and Turvey Abbey to a nephew, John. In addition to being a county magistrate, John Higgins was a talented painter

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Location type: sightTurkish Baths HarrogateUnited Kingdom

The last fully working Victorian Turkish bath in England. These ancient baths are not reserved for the rich and famous but are more economical allowing everyday visitors to enjoy a unique experience.

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Location type: sightKenmure CastleUnited Kingdom

Believed to be the birthplace of John Balliol. Kenmure is considered the possible birthplace of John Balliol, born in 1249, who went on to become King of Scotland. Kenmure passed to the hands of the Gordon family in 1297. The castle was the seat of the Gordon family of Lochinvar who were later raised to the peerage as the Viscounts of Kenmure.

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Location type: sightOlderfleet CastleUnited Kingdom

From Vikings to nationwide rebellions, this castle has seen its fair share of warfare. The original castle was built in 1250 by the Scottish-Irish Bissett family from Glenarm and was originally named Curran Castle. In 1315, the castle and the Bisssett’s welcomed Edward Bruce, King of Scot, and his massive army that hoped to conquer all of Ireland.

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Location type: sightPosh Pillar and her DaughtersUnited Kingdom

In 2010, Journey to Hidden Places began as an art project with a mission of celebrating the past, present, and future of the Wincobank community through the installation of whimsical sculptures placed in areas experiencing cultural renewal. Currently, 11 projects make up Journey to Hidden Places, including The Lost Gateway, Enchanted Chairs, and the Giant Hands and Feet. Each art installation seems to add an element of magic to the Wincobank community.

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Location type: sightSt Botolph's ChurchUnited Kingdom

Anglican parish church of Boston, Lincolnshire, England. It has been referred to as "Boston Stump" since it was constructed. The church is one of the largest parish churches in England, and has one of the tallest Medieval towers in the country. The tower is approximately 272 feet (83 m) high.

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Location type: sightLaurel and Hardy MuseumUnited Kingdom

This museum dedicated to the famous comedy duo is located in the town where Stan Laurel was born. As the birthplace of Stan Laurel himself, Ulverston was the perfect site for this museum. Though Cubin died in 1997, the museum has continued on, run by younger members of his family.

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