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Stoke Heath, England

National Telephone Kiosk Collection

An ode to the classic piece of British street furniture.
Stoke Heath, England

The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

A slightly surreal menagerie of structures that were lovingly spared from demolition and reconstructed in a field.
Bridgnorth, England

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

This charming railway is one of the oldest and steepest funiculars in England.
Birmingham, England

Birmingham Walk of Stars

The star-studded street honors the city's most notable Brummies.
Gloucestershire, England

Purton Hulks

Abandoned boats decaying in the largest ship graveyard in mainland Britain.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Tolbooth Tavern

Now home to a drinking establishment, this building has a macabre history.
Roscommon, Ireland

The Irish National Famine Museum

An outstanding and haunting glimpse of the horrors of the Great Famine of Ireland.
Bourton-on-the-Water, England

Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village

A miniature village mimics the surrounding buildings so well it includes itself.
Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
Denbigh, Wales

Denbigh Castle Ruins

Picturesque ruins once held off mighty armies.
Isle of Wight, England

Blackgang Chine

The UK's oldest theme park slowly slips away.
Painswick, England

Painswick Rococo Garden

Asthmatic Charles Hyett's son built a fantastical garden for his father to convalesce in, alas it was too late.
Alrewas, England

'Shot at Dawn' at the National Memorial Arboretum

In an arboretum with hundreds of memorials to the fallen, this one might be the most poignant.
Cologne, Germany

Cologne's Love Locks Bridge

Thousands of tourists and residents in Cologne affix "love padlocks" on the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge to symbolize their affections.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Dance of Death Bridge

This historic covered bridge contains a series of macabre paintings that communicate one thing: everyone dies.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen Swiss Guards of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
Maastricht, Netherlands

Selexyz Dominicanen

This centuries-old gothic monster has been converted into a sprawling, glossy bookstore.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Garden of Heroes and Villains

One of the largest sculpture collections in the U.K. features history's greats, from Bob Dylan to Galileo, in bronze.
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.