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Esch-sur-Sûre, Luxembourg

Esch-sur-Sûre Castle

Once the local rulers had gone these enchanting ruins housed common folk in an almost real life fairy tale.
Peterlee, England

Apollo Pavilion

A Brutalist monument in the middle of a housing estate by artist Victor Pasmore.
London, England

Museum of London Docklands

A museum that chronicles the interesting and often dark history of the London docklands, once one of the major trading ports of the world.
Barcelona, Spain

Palau Güell

One of Antoni Gaudí’s earliest buildings, built between 1886 and 1890 for the industrialist Eusebi Güell.
London, England

The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street

The signs of a long buried road can still be found hidden beneath a London sewer grate.
Porto, Portugal

Porto's Heritage Streetcar System and Museum

This historic streetcar system has been running since the 19th-century.
Middlesbrough, England

Teessaurus Park

A surreal paleontological sculpture garden pays homage to a fading industry.
Penrith, England

Long Meg and Her Daughters

Legends say this red sandstone monolith and the dozens of smaller boulders that surround it were once a coven of witches—before a Scottish wizard turned them all to stone.
Ingleby Arncliffe, England

Ingleby Arncliffe Water Tower

A vintage fire engine is hidden inside this World War I-era water tower.
Whorlton, England

Whorlton Castle

An abandoned Yorkshire castle that is hidden in plain sight.
Chapel-le-Dale, England

Ribblehead Viaduct

This incredible viaduct was part of the Victorian railway boom and helped the Midland Railway navigate tough terrain.
West Tanfield, England

Thornborough Henges

This collection of ancient structures makes up part of the largest group of prehistoric earthworks in Britain.
Northallerton, England

Whorlton Old Church

The church and nearby castle are all that remains of a medieval village, mysteriously abandoned.
Aldershot, England

Equestrian Statue of the Duke of Wellington

Now overlooking the Home of the British Army, this gargantuan statue was removed from its original location in London.
Henshaw, England

Sycamore Gap

Also known as "Robin Hood's tree," this tree became a famed location along Hadrian's Wall before it was cut down in an act of vandalism.
Borrowdale, England

The Bowder Stone

A 2,000-ton rock resting in a state of a delicate balance.
Tervuren, Belgium

Bandundu Water Jazz Band

A jazz band formed by African water animals in the heart of Flemish Brabant.
Northumberland, England

Temple of Mithras, Carrawburgh

This temple was constructed entirely by Roman soldiers.
Minstead, England

The Rufus Stone

A stone, covered in metal, commemorating an event that happened somewhere else a thousand years ago.
Prague, Czechia

Žižkov Tower

Looming communist pillar with a Czech twist.
Bayeux, France

Bayeux Tapestry

This enormous "cloth of the conquest" depicts the Norman invasion of England in mind-blowing detail.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Tervuren, Belgium

Royal Museum for Central Africa Natural History Collections

A fascinating and enormous collection of natural history exhibits stained by a dark colonial legacy.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.