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Chester, England

Chester Town Hall Clock Tower

The western face was supposedly left clock-less to snub the Welsh.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.
Sussex, England

Ouse Valley Viaduct Bridge

The elegant structure of this 19th century railroad bridge creates an illusion of infinity.
England

Derek Jarman's Garden

An avant-garde artist is survived by his seaside garden.
Wilmington, England

The Long Man of Wilmington

This giant geoglyph of mysterious origins is now the site of neo-pagan rituals.
East Sussex, England

Seven Sisters Cliffs

These stark white cliffs were spat up by the sea and are slowly being retaken by it.
East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
Hastings, England

Hasting's Net Shops

During the heyday of fishing in Hastings, there were more than 100 of these storage facilities.
Worthing, England

Dome Cinema

It was once the longest continuously running cinema in the United Kingdom.
Isle of Wight, England

Blackgang Chine

The UK's oldest theme park slowly slips away.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Europa Hotel

It was once nicknamed "the most bombed hotel in Europe."
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Titanic Memorial Garden

The only monument to name all of the passengers and crew who died on the RMS Titanic.
Galway, Ireland

Áras na nGael

At this cozy bar tucked down a hidden Galway backroad, Guinness makes the Gaelic come out.
Galway, Ireland

Conger Bread

After a traumatic encounter with a six-foot eel, one Galway baker started making a daily loaf of sourdough in its shape.
Galway City, Ireland

Fishery Watchtower Museum

Originally built to monitor fishing, this Victorian tower now educates visitors about the local salmon industry.
Big Rapids, Michigan

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

A collection of more than 10,000 racist objects that teaches the atrocities of social injustice and intolerance in American history.
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Museo Del Ambar (Amber Museum)

Collection of fossils, plants, and ancient animals encased in amber.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
Heraklion, Greece

Phaistos Disc

This famous archeological mystery may be an ancient example of movable type.
Luxor, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon

These Egyptian statues have survived for 3,400 years and were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
Luxor, Egypt

Hatshepsut's Myrrh Tree

This unassuming tree stump reportedly traces its roots to the famous pharaoh queen's reign.
Luxor, Egypt

The Tomb of Nefertari

Known as the Sistine Chapel of Egypt, this tomb houses some of the most well-preserved paintings in Egypt.
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
Abu AR Rish Qebli, Egypt

Tombs of the Nobles

A network of ancient Egyptian tombs built into the cliff face along the Nile.