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Bavay, France

Bavay Ancient Forum

These ruins reveal the remarkably intact layout of a Roman marketplace.
Lille, France

Monument to Carrier Pigeons

This statue honors the thousands of Allied avians that served and died for France during World War I.
Charleroi, Belgium

Power Plant IM

The vast chamber inside this abandoned cooling tower looks like something out of a sci-fi dystopia.
Slovenia

'Ajdovska Deklica' ('Heathen Maiden')

An unmistakable facial pareidolia in the Julian Alps also includes a fantastic tale.
Hertfordshire, England

Magic Roundabout

A giant roundabout made up of six smaller roundabouts.
Hertfordshire, England

St Mary's Church

Home to one of the tallest church spires in Europe, this historic church once played host to King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Mojstrana, Slovenia

Monument to the Fallen Partisan Alpinists

The monument honors the mountaineers who were part of Europe’s best anti-Nazi forces.
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.”
County Donegal, Ireland

Grianán of Aileach

You can see three Irish counties from this Neolithic hillside fort, once the seat of the Kingdom of Ailech.
Killea, Ireland

Secret Celtic Tree Cross

A massive Celtic cross secretly growing in an Irish forest.
Lecarrow, Ireland

Rindoon

Wander among the abandoned ruins of this once-powerful medieval town.
Mayo, Ireland

Addergoole Titanic Monument

This small Irish village suffered the greatest loss of life when the Titanic sank.
Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail

A meandering boardwalk across the bogland leads to a "stairway to heaven" with sublime views.
Larne, Northern Ireland

Grave of Sting the Dog

A beloved pet is buried in among the many old and famous residents of a Northern Ireland cemetery.
Larne, Northern Ireland

Blackcave Tunnel and the Devil's Churn

The "Black Arch" guards the entrance to the picturesque Glens of Antrim.
Mid and East Antrim, Northern Ireland

Droagh Motte

Hidden in Carnfunnock Country Park is a lasting testament to the Normans who once settled in the region.
Ballygalley, Northern Ireland

Polar Bear of Ballygalley

Every year locals give the bear a fresh coat of paint to preserve its signature goofy grin.
Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Slemish Mountain

A brisk climb up this solitary peak leads to the origin story of a towering figure in Irish history.
Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Mussenden Temple

This Italian-style temple replica has been threatening to fall off the Irish coast for hundreds of years.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This short bridge is the only thing connecting a tiny Irish island to the mainland.
Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

Loughareema

The lake that fills and empties itself at random.
Cushendun, Northern Ireland

'Johann'

A memorial to a goat culled during a foot and mouth disease outbreak guards a series of fantastical caves.
Carnlough, Northern Ireland

Carnlough Harbor

This stone harbor was key to Carnlough's limestone industry.
Whitehead, Northern Ireland

Whitehead Boathouse

The base for the battle against the smugglers of Islandmagee.