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Larne, Northern Ireland

Blackcave Tunnel and the Devil's Churn

The "Black Arch" guards the entrance to the picturesque Glens of Antrim.
County Down, Northern Ireland

Slieve Donard

The highest peak in Northern Ireland is topped with a stone tower and haunting burial mounds.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Conwy, Wales

The Great Orme Copper Mines

The world's largest prehistoric copper mine had 30,000 animal bones scattered throughout the maze of passageways.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

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This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
Gwynedd, Wales

Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales is said to be the final resting place of a giant killed by King Arthur.
Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion Village

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales and the set of ITC classic "The Prisoner."
Dunnet, Scotland

Dunnet Head Lighthouse

The most northern place on the mainland of Great Britain.
Orkney, Scotland

The Italian Chapel

This tin chapel was built by POW's during World War II and is painted to look like something much more grand.
Orkney, Scotland

Maeshowe

Thanks to both terrific preservation and historic vandalism this ancient site is known as the "Heart of Neolithic Orkney."
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Heart of Midlothian

A sweet symbol marks the place where torturous executions were once carried out.
Orkney, Scotland

Ring of Brodgar

The true age of this ancient stone circle is unknown, but its stunning vista isn't in question.
Highland, Scotland

Ben Nevis

The highest peak in the United Kingdom has a history of physics, specters, and a pilgrimage of strange objects.
Glenfinnan, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Now famous as the "Harry Potter bridge," this impressive concrete viaduct has long been an icon in its own right.
Sandwick, Scotland

Skara Brae

Amazing and mysterious Neolithic settlement on Scotland's Orkney Islands.
H M Naval Base, England

Hatch the Mary Rose Dog

Discovered on a shipwreck after more than 400 years, this Renaissance ratter tells a very waggly tale.
Central Bedfordshire, England

Westland Lysander at the Shuttleworth Collection

A rare example of the RAF’s flying spy taxi.
Newhaven, England

Newhaven Fort

A Victorian Fort built into the chalky cliffs that overlook the English Channel.
Looe, England

The Monkey Sanctuary

A wonderful safe haven founded in the 1960s to rescue endangered monkeys from the pet trade.
Isle of Wight, England

Culver Battery

The now-quiet remains of coastal artillery defenses that were used in both World Wars.
Dorset, England

Bovington Tank Range

A popular day's outing in Bovington consists of watching military tank driving practice.
Dorset, England

Lyme Regis Museum

A local museum honors the overlooked discoveries of Mary Anning, one of the first professional fossil hunters.
Cambridge, England

Newton's Apple Tree, Trinity College

This tree was grafted from the actual tree that led Isaac Newton to ponder the theory of gravity.
Hartlepool, England

HMS Trincomalee

The oldest warship in Europe is still afloat.