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Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Strange rock formations tower above the river that snakes through this enchanting Icelandic canyon.
Iceland

Bridge Between Continents

Walk in the footsteps of the gods and straddle two tectonic plates.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

One of the tallest buildings in Iceland, and perhaps, the most visually impressive.
Cork, Ireland

Kilcoe Castle

A stunning medieval castle owned and restored by the famed actor Jeremy Irons.
County Donegal, Ireland

'Eire 80' Sign

This World War II relic let Allied pilots know they were entering neutral airspace.
Kerry, Ireland

Fahan Beehive Huts

Ireland's most remarkable collection of these curious cone-shaped houses is worth the buzz.
Connemara, Ireland

Kylemore Abbey

A stunning Victorian abbey and walled garden on a lakefront.
Dunloe Upper, Ireland

Gap of Dunloe

Traveling this mountain pass reveals quaint stone buildings, stunning Irish scenery, and a bridge said to grant wishes.
Clare, Ireland

Doolin Cave

This controversial Irish show cave is home to a massive formation known as the Great Stalactite.
Whitehead, Northern Ireland

Whitehead Aerodrome

The first military air station in all of Ireland hosted "battlebags."
Portaferry, Northern Ireland

Tullyboard Windmill

This windmill was used for well over a century.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Knockagh Monument

High on a hill, an obelisk stands as tribute to local soldiers from several wars.
Larne, Northern Ireland

James Chaine Burial Mound

Buried upright and facing the sea, James Chaine transformed the town of Larne.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

King William III Statue

Commemorating the landing of William of Orange with his European army on their way to the Battle of the Boyne.
Glynn, Northern Ireland

502nd (Ulster) Squadron Mural

A painting to honor the oldest reserve squadron in the Royal Air Force.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Torr Heads Ruins

Beautiful scenery provides the backdrop for an abandoned coastguard facility.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Fisherman’s Quay

A glimpse into the last days of a once-booming past fishing industry.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Naval Mine

This mine was once used to defend the coast from attack during World War II.
Whitehead, Northern Ireland

Whitehead Boathouse

The base for the battle against the smugglers of Islandmagee.
Larne, Northern Ireland

Mill Brae Memory Garden

An uninspiring grass verge transformed into a therapeutic community garden.
Carnlough, Northern Ireland

Carnlough Harbor

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

Lough Neagh Torpedo Test Platform

This former World War II torpedo testing location is now an important nesting site for migratory birds.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Radar Tower

An abandoned shipping control tower looks like a satellite perched at the end of a pier.
Whitehead, Northern Ireland

The Gallery Whitehead

This Edwardian style home doubles as a magnificent local art gallery.