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January 27, 2009

While motoring along, check out these British landmarks

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At about the time the US was beginning construction of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System, Britain was commencing its own similar – but much smaller – network of expressways called motorways. The first: an eight-mile stretch in Lancashire called the Preston Bypass, was opened by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan 50 years ago last month. The limited-access roads were meant to connect industrial centers with seaports, but they also have been a boon to tourists who desire to see the sights along the way. With that in mind, the editors of the TripAdvisor website compiled a list of Britain's best roadside attractions to help celebrate the motorway system's golden anniversary. The Top 10: