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Hereford, England

Hereford Mappa Mundi

The largest known medieval map of the world.
Tintern, Wales

Tintern Abbey

This well-preserved Cistercian Abbey in a romantic pastoral setting has inspired artists like the poet Wordsworth.
Monmouth, Wales

Monnow Bridge

The only medieval bridge in Britain with its defensive tower still in tact.
Swansea, Wales

Tower of the Ecliptic Observatory

Quirky Welsh observatory unites art and science.
Swansea, Wales

Swansea Devil

A turn of the century prophecy comes true when a mischievous wooden Devil, watches the neighboring church burn to the ground
Cardiff, Wales

Ianto's Shrine

An impromptu shrine appeared shortly after beloved "Torchwood" character Ianto Jones was killed off the show.
Cardiff, Wales

The Pumping Station

This eclectic antique shop is home to the taxidermy remains of a celebrity lion named Simba.
Weston-super-Mare, England

The Helicopter Museum

The world's largest museum devoted solely to the whirlybird comes complete with its own chopper graveyard.
Newport, Wales

Newport Transporter Bridge

The largest of only eight working transporter bridges left in the world.
Cardiff, Wales

Dead Man's Alley

This pedestrian walkway cuts through a cemetery and over several burial vaults.
Cardiff, Wales

The Arab Room at Cardiff Castle

A harem-inspired Moorish fantasy design in a Victorian-era Welsh castle.
Cardiff, Wales

Roman Walls of Cardiff Castle

The castle still holds traces of the abandoned Roman fort it was built atop.
Cardiff, Wales

Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle

Recently restored menagerie of Victorian-era beasts.
Saint Fagans, Wales

St. Fagans National History Museum

Stroll through Welsh history in a village of reconstructed structures.
Tongwynlais, Wales

Castell Coch - The Red Castle

High Victorian fantasy created a fairytale castle out of a ruined fortress in Wales.
Blaenau Gwent, Wales

Aneurin Bevan Memorial Stones

A memorial to the British politician who spearheaded the National Health Service.
Torfaen, Wales

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Go deep down into the earth to experience the world of Welsh coal miners.