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Whitehead, Northern Ireland

Castle Chichester Tower

This tower once belonged to a castle fit for a knight.
Whitehead, Northern Ireland

The Wren's Eggs

These huge glacial erratics are humorously named after a much much smaller bird.
Antrim, Northern Ireland

Lough Neagh Torpedo Test Platform

This former World War II torpedo testing location is now an important nesting site for migratory birds.
Whitehead, Northern Ireland

Victorian Walkway

This Victorian-era walkway is just one of the many 19th-century treasures in Whitehead.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Knights

These sculptures honor the knights who once called Carrickfergus Castle their stronghold.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Witches' Pillory

A replica memorializes the site where women were punished after the last witchcraft trial in Ireland.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Knockagh Monument

High on a hill, an obelisk stands as tribute to local soldiers from several wars.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

King William III Statue

Commemorating the landing of William of Orange with his European army on their way to the Battle of the Boyne.
London, England

Church of Notre Dame de France

Colorful murals by Jean Cocteau hide within this peaceful London sanctuary.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
Dundonald, Northern Ireland

Kempe Stones

This large neolithic tomb, also known as Greengraves, is hidden off a Northern Irish road.
San Francisco, California

Hotel Vertigo

A historic hotel that made a cameo in Hitchcock's classic film has no intention of letting guests forget its fame.
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
Birmingham, England

Curzon Street Station

This historic abandoned train station looks like a stop for ghost trains.
Waterloo, England

Another Place

A hundred copies of Antony Gormley's naked body stare out across the water.
Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Neon Museum

The neon signs from Las Vegas' past find their final resting place at this unusual graveyard.
Bray, England

Oakley Court

You can spend the night in Dr. Frank-N-Furter's castle.
Los Angeles, California

Crossroads of the World

A few iconic structures are all that remain of America’s first outdoor shopping mall.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Međugorje

An apparition of Virgin Mary in Herzegovina.
Dublin, Ireland

Ancient Bog Butter

The block of aged dairy is probably still edible after 2,300 years in a peat bog.
Corofin, Ireland

The Burren

A hugely vast Irish landscape of barren rock that stretches for miles.