England

Anechoic Chambers

An anechoic chamber offers a claustraphobic silence which some people find unpleasant and others love.

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
(5 Votes, average 3.20)
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Singing Ringing Tree

Singing Ringing Tree, UK

The Singing, Ringing Tree sits high on the Pennine Moors in the UK, using wind to generate discordant and haunting sounds.

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
(18 Votes, average 4.22)
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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Steam railway engines, UK

Re-live the atmospheric sounds of old railways and trains by visiting one of the numerous renovated lines around the UK.

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
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Sea Bird Cliffs, UK

Hear the cries of vast sea bird colonies when the breeding and chick season is in full swing in spring and summer.

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
(3 Votes, average 3.33)
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Church Bells: Ringing The Changes

Church bells ringing the changes is a quintesential English sound and there are many opportunities to hear the peals.

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
(9 Votes, average 4.22)
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Split Rock Lighthouse

Fog Horns

Fog horns played a vital role in protecting shipping. Although fewer are sounding nowadays, the silent machinery form strange sculptural features on coastlines.

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
(12 Votes, average 3.42)
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Quarry Bank Mill, Styal

Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire

The noise of just one cotton machine running in this museum is pretty bad, it must have been horrendous at the height of the industrial revolution when everything and everyone was working flat out.

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
(2 Votes, average 4.00)
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Greenwich foot tunnel

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Startling distortions of footsteps and voices in this incredibly reverberant and atmospheric foot tunnel.

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
(8 Votes, average 3.75)
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Big Ben, London

Big Ben, London

London’s famous soundmark

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
(19 Votes, average 3.89)
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Whispering Gallery, St Paul`s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral includes a circular whispering gallery as well as impressive reverberation

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
(7 Votes, average 3.86)
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