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Sterling, Virginia

Dulles Airport Mobile Lounges

These unusual rooms on wheels are holdovers from the 1960s.
Cork, Ireland

Boole House

An important landmark in the history of algebraic logic.
Cork, Ireland

Cork City Gaol

This 19th-century prison once held Irish revolutionary Constance Markievicz, writer Frank O’Connor, and a nine-year-old pickpocket.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Inverkeithing Mercat Cross

Aside from denoting a public square or market, this medieval structure was also a sign of a town's prosperity.
Dublin, Ireland

Kingship and Sacrifice

This permanent collection of preserved bodies taken from Irish bogs is one of the leading authorities on such morbid mummies.
Dublin, Ireland

Oddities of Christ Church Cathedral

The mummified heart of a saint lives on in this church—after a brief hiatus when it was stolen.
Eamont Bridge, England

Mayburgh Henge

An impressive Neolithic henge with banks nearly 10 feet high.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
Edinburgh, Scotland

George Mackenzie's Mausoleum

The tomb of one of Scotland's bloody historic villains is a magnet for bumbling desecrators.
Eamont Bridge, England

King Arthur's Round Table

Though this large circular site is now named for the legendary king, its history dates back to the Neolithic era.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pentre Ifan

The Stonehenge of Wales is one of the grandest neolithic dolmens still in existence.
London, England

Two Princes Staircase

Richard III supposedly disposed of his nephews' bodies here in an effort to seal his claim to the throne.
London, England

Beauchamp Tower

Graffiti from the 16th and 17th centuries cover the walls of this part of the Tower of London.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

The Executioner's Ax

Tucked away in the Tower of London is the weapon once used to execute high-profile prisoners.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.
London, England

The Theatre

Two plaques commemorate the site of Shakespeare's first theatre.
Charlotte, North Carolina

Big Rock Nature Preserve

These strange large stones served as a campsite and lookout post for generations of Native Americans.
Fayetteville, Georgia

Elvis Carden's Guitar House

Giant instrument-shaped home in Fayetteville, Georgia.
Green Cove Springs, Florida

Space Shuttle Fuel Tank

How did a 154-foot-long piece of spacecraft wind up abandoned along the side of a Florida road?
Jacksonville, Florida

Chamblin Bookmine

A sprawling maze of used books piled from floor to ceiling.
Jacksonville, Florida

Jean Ribault Monument

A monolith replica monument of Jean Ribault commemorating the landing of the French in the New World.
Jacksonville, Florida

Friday Musicale

Established in 1890, this Jacksonville institution is the longest running music venue in the state of Florida.