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Places visited in Funchal, Portugal
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Tring, England

Tring Natural History Museum Hybrid Animals

A menagerie of curiously bred creatures.
Milton Keynes, England

Bletchley Park

Home to Alan Turing, the cracking of the Enigma code, and Captain Ridley's shooting party.
Buckinghamshire, England

Ivinghoe Beacon

Model aircraft soar over 360-degree views of the countryside at the start of England's oldest road.
Hertfordshire, England

Redbournbury Watermill and Bakery

This operational mill has survived centuries of destruction and construction.
Central Bedfordshire, England

Westland Lysander at the Shuttleworth Collection

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

Mountfitchet Castle

This reconstructed Norman castle is the world's most accurate, from location to livestock.
Cambridge, England

Mathematical Bridge

Local legend says Isaac Newton built this footbridge without any screws, bolts, or nails.
Ashwell, England

Medieval Graffiti of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin

Historical etchings such as “Miserable, wild, distracted 1350" and “The Archdeacon is an ass.”
Royston, England

Royston Cave

Man-made cave with enigmatic carvings, some say made by the Knights Templar themselves.
Aldbury, England

Aldbury Stocks and Whipping Post

A relic of medieval punishment marks the center of this quintessential English village.
Berkhamsted, England

Berkhamsted Castle

This early Norman castle was the first historical monument protected by an act of Parliament.
Bruges, Belgium

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Christ's blood preserved in a Belgian town.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" once housed a creationist museum in its abdomen.
Funchal, Portugal

CR7 Museum

A shrine-like museum entirely dedicated to soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Funchal, Portugal

Principality of Pontinha

A micronation on an islet along the coast of a Portuguese island.
Monte, Portugal

Toboggan Ride from Monte to Funchal

Men in rubber-soled boots serve as your "brakes" on this toboggan ride Hemingway described as "exhilarating."
Funchal, Portugal

Madeira Botanical Garden

A lush oasis full of vibrant plants and striking geometric displays.
Cambridge, England

Corpus Clock & Chronophage

Numberless clock creates a meal of time for the dreaded, insectile Chronophage.
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
London, England

The Clink Prison Museum

An incarceration museum on the spot of possibly the oldest prison in England.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history, 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
London, England

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

A hands-off space for graffiti artists to hone and display their skills.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

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