The family residence of the Dukes of Marlborough and the birthplace of Winston Churchill, this stunning English Baroque masterpiece by John Vanbrugh is matched only in magnificence by the grandeur of the landscape created by Capability Brown. It is the only country house in England to hold the title of palace that is either non-royal or non-episcopal and the suite of state rooms and the breathtaking library with the largest organ in a private home is an absolute must. Wheneve
Love this old ship, at the time one of the fastest tea clipper ships around. Thanks to its unique bow design that included a base covered in Muntz Steel that prevented barnacles from growing and slowing it down, the Cutty Sark could achieve record breaking speeds of up to 17.5 knots (32.4 km/h; 20.1 mph). During the latter part of its life, it traded in wool and could travel up to 300 miles per day, taking 78 days to get from the wool producing areas of Australia to Britain.