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Isle of Islay, Scotland

Dunyvaig Castle

It's believed a castle existed at this site since the 12th century.
London, England

Victorian Bath House

This 19th-century Turkish bath house survived the Blitz of London and is now an events venue.
Lynford, England

Grime's Graves

A strange and ancient landscape hides the dark, cavernous remains of a 5,000-year-old flint mine.
Cambridge, England

'Teleport-o-Matic'

One of several Lilliputian portals that are ready to transport passengers to other dimensions, if they can find them.
Cambridge, England

The Eagle

The Cambridge pub where Francis Crick announced that he and James Watson had discovered the DNA double-helix.
Sunderland, England

St. Peter's Church

One of England's oldest stone churches and the birthplace of the "father of English history."
Felsted, England

The Felsted Hag

This 400-year-old house tells a tale of witchcraft and woodwork.
Peldon, England

The Strood

This ancient causeway can flood daily, leaving Mersea Island as a true island for hours at a time, and cutting its 7,000 residents off from the mainland.
Finchingfield, England

William Kempe Memorial Tablet

Through seven years of burglary, bereavement, and bad luck, a gentleman kept his word by saying none.
Finchingfield, England

Howe Street Witches Burial

Inside the Finchingfield Guildhall, two sticks that belonged to alleged witches in the 17th century.
Margate, England

Crab Museum

Europe's "only museum dedicated to the decapod" is full of quirky and absurdist displays, including one featuring the "famous" Giant Crab of Margate.
Margate, England

'The Shell Lady of Margate'

Overlooking the seaside town of Margate stands a tribute to an artist's lover.
London, England

London Necropolis Railway Station

A closed London rail station created to cart away the dead still bears the marks of attempts to make it less morbid.
London, England

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

A hands-off space for graffiti artists to hone and display their skills.
Falmouth, England

St. Nazaire Raid Memorial

This modest site memorializes a World War II mission described without hyperbole as “the greatest raid of all.”
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
London, England

The Churchill Arms

This pub was 238 years old when it decided to revamp its image: It started serving Thai food.
North Macedonia

Stobi

After witnessing the rise and fall of three empires, this ancient city was finally destroyed by a series of earthquakes.
Skopje, North Macedonia

The Statues of Skopje

These abundant, over-the-top monuments are so widely scattered that they define the entire compact capital cityscape, often leading to jokes about whether there are more statues than residents.
Bury Saint Edmunds, England

The Nutshell Pub

The smallest pub in Britain was once a cabinet of curiosities and it still has the dead cat to prove it.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
Brussels, Belgium

Madame Chapeau Sculpture

A bronze statue of the fictional character nicknamed "Mrs. Hat" from a beloved Belgian comedy.