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National Wonders

Join us on a journey across this amazingly wonderful nation of ours

What is National Wonders?

National Wonders is our series of short videos highlighting the brilliantly wacky side of our beloved country. Sure, we all know about Westminster Abbey and Stone Henge, but what about Olney's pancake race and bottle kicking in Hallaton?

Join our tour guide, Ben, as he takes you to some of England's most unique events and meets the amazing people behind them.

So get involved and see more below as we ask, ‘Is this really how the UK spends a day?’


Watch each episode below


World Egg Throwing Championships

Ben tries his hand at egg tossing, egg roulette and more than a few egg-cellent puns in Swaton, Lincolnshire.

Bog Snorkelling in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales

Dive into the World Bog Snorkelling Championships with Ben in this wet and wild edition of National Wonders.

Hallaton Bottle Kicking

Join Ben on his quest through Hallaton, Leicestershire as he takes on three beer kegs, two rival villages and one very large pie. 

Obby Oss Padstow

Venture to the Cornish town of Padstow with Ben to get a glimpse of some 'osses' and investigate a pregnant maiden.

The Olney Pancake Race

Watch Ben head to Olney, where he finds wigs, firemen, a transatlantic rivalry... and the odd pancake or two. 

The Jorvik Viking Festival

See Ben try his first battle cry, admire beards and even get up close and personal with some weaponry.

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