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Edinburgh, Scotland

The Flodden Wall

Remnants of the 16th-century defensive wall still stand unassumingly within Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, Scotland

World's End Close

This otherwise ordinary close on the Royal Mile constituted the end of the world for Edinburgh’s poorest residents.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Lauriston Castle

This allegedly haunted 16th-century tower house-turned-museum exhibits thousands of spectacular objects.
Edinburgh, Scotland

George Mackenzie's Mausoleum

The tomb of one of Scotland's bloody historic villains is a magnet for bumbling desecrators.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Remains of Dolly the Sheep

The taxidermy remains of the first mammal ever cloned from an adult cell are on display in Edinburgh.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Samson and Goliath

These engineering masterpieces are a dominant feature of the Belfast skyline.
Bordeaux, France

Miroir d'eau

The world's largest reflecting pool is just two centimeters deep.
Bordeaux, France

Falling Car of Bordeaux

This Bordeaux parking garage has 712 indoor spaces, and one outdoor.
Longniddry, Scotland

Aberlady Bay Submarine Wrecks

Visible at low tide, this rusting vessel is one of the last surviving examples of the X-Class "Midget" submarines.
Glasgow, Scotland

Temple Gasometers

These rusting, skeletal structures are monolithic monuments to Glasgow's industrial past
Seville, Spain

Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla

Spain's largest bullring offers a unique glimpse at architecture and history.
North Berwick, Scotland

Ruins of Tantallon Castle

The one-time stronghold of the noble Douglas family, now home to ghost sightings and nesting birds.
East Lothian, Scotland

Yester Castle

Ruined castle with subterranean vaulted Goblin Ha' or "Goblin Hall."
Haddington, Scotland

St Martin’s Kirk

These ruins of a medieval church are full of architectural mysteries.
York, England

National Railway Museum York

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cramond Ghost Island

Accessible only at low tide, the deserted island is dotted with World War II ruins.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh

One of the oldest scientific gardens in Britain, containing more than 13,302 plant species in its core collection.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Abbey Ruins

Ruined 11th century abbey built by King David I in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Highland, Scotland

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Britain's only herd of free-ranging reindeer.
Highland, Scotland

CairnGorm Mountain Railway

Scotland's only funicular railway is also the United Kingdom's highest.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wooden Animal Sculptures

Another entry into the world of Edinburgh's pop-up artworks.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.