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Places visited in Heysham, England
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Seoul, South Korea

Hyangwonjeong Pavilion

A unique structure located on the grounds of one of five grand palaces that were built by the Joseon dynasty.
York, England

Shambles of York

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

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

One of the shortest streets in York has an especially odd name.
York, England

The Snickelways of York

This network of narrow, medieval passages has the most delightful name.
York, England

Dick Turpin's Tombstone

The final resting place of England's most notorious bandit.
Kirkby Lonsdale, England

Devil's Bridge

A beautiful medieval bridge allegedly constructed by the Devil.
Slack Head, England

Fairy Steps

These legendary stone steps were once used to haul coffins up the rockface.
Lancashire, England

Carnforth Railway Station

Inside this station, the 1945 film "Brief Encounter" is played on a loop daily.
Morecambe, England

'Venus & Cupid'

A powerful statue sits on Scalestone Point, looking out over Morecambe Bay.
Lancashire, England

Eric Morecambe Statue

Dedicated to the legendary comedian Eric Morecambe depicting his iconic "Bring Me Sunshine" stance.
Heysham, England

The Stone Graves Of Heysham

These ancient rock graves were featured on the cover of a Black Sabbath compilation album.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
O Rosal, Spain

Mills of Folon and Picon

"Satisfying" is a good way to describe these beautifully aligned rows of Spanish mills.
Santiponce, Spain

Amphitheatre of Italica

The Roman city was the birthplace of various emperors and is home to one of the empire's most impressive architectural feats.
Seville, Spain

Hospital de las Cinco Llagas (Hospital of the Five Holy Wounds)

The current seat of the Parliament of Andalusia was once the epicenter of the Great Plague of Seville.
Seville, Spain

Tomb of Christopher Columbus

The final resting place of the great navigator, or maybe his brother.
Seville, Spain

Expo '92 Grounds

An eerie collection of the surviving structures from a past celebration of the future.
Coimbra, Portugal

Portugal dos Pequenitos

The "Little Ones," show Portugal in full miniature splendor.
Porto, Portugal

Jardim Botânico do Porto (Porto Botanical Garden)

A small but charming botanical garden that contains many exotic plant species.
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

'Half Rabbit'

This giant sculpture made of trash is a critique of society's wastefulness.
Funchal, Portugal

Madeira Botanical Garden

A lush oasis full of vibrant plants and striking geometric displays.
Monte, Portugal

Toboggan Ride from Monte to Funchal

Men in rubber-soled boots serve as your "brakes" on this toboggan ride Hemingway described as "exhilarating."
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

Elaborate tile work in this railway station tells the story of Portugal.
Mafra, Portugal

Mafra Palace Library

At night, bats patrol this magnificent 18th-century space in search of book-eating pests.