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Edinburgh, Scotland

Sir Nils Olav

This king penguin is a knighted brigadier of the Norwegian Army.
Glasgow, Scotland

Wallace's Well

A humble ancient well where Scottish knight, Sir William Wallace, took his final drink.
Glasgow, Scotland

Fossil Grove

Hidden in a Scotland museum is a copse of extinct tree stumps.
Portknockie, Scotland

Bow Fiddle Rock

Named for its similarity to the tip of a violin's bow, this striking formation was created by millions of years of erosion.
Highland, Scotland

The Geographic Center of Scotland

A cross marks the spot in a small Scottish village that claims to be the exact center of the country.
Highland, Scotland

The Bridge of Oich

A double cantilever system bridge that was designed to prevent flood damage.
Thursford, England

Thursford Collection

A large collection of steam engines, organs, and fairground attractions.
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
Argyll and Bute, Scotland

The Tinkers' Heart

A rare permanent monument to the Scottish Travellers.
Fort William, Scotland

Big Red Bottle Boat

In 1990, this 37-foot red steel bottle sailed from New York to England.
Boston, Massachusetts

Skinny House

Narrowest house in Boston.
Glenelg, Scotland

Glenelg Welcome Sign

The sign announces the Scottish village's cosmic connections, as it's twinned with Glenelg, Mars.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Callanish Stones

The mysterious megaliths have enchanted and intrigued visitors for thousands of years.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Whale Bone Arch

A whale's jawbone and a malfunctioning harpoon welcome you to the village of Bragar and its lore.
Hastings, England

Hasting's Net Shops

During the heyday of fishing in Hastings, there were more than 100 of these storage facilities.
Margate, England

'The Shell Lady of Margate'

Overlooking the seaside town of Margate stands a tribute to an artist's lover.
Canterbury, England

West Gate Tower Museum

A defensive structure built during the Hundred Years War has remained useful in one way or another for nearly 700 years.
Kent, England

Queen Bertha and King Æthelberht

Today, Kent's medieval monarchs hold court on a busy pedestrian thoroughfare—or at least their statues do.
Harderwijk, Netherlands

Aqueduct Veluwemeer

While most bridges allow roads to pass over water, this one allows water to pass over a road.
Lelystad, Netherlands

Exposure

This giant wire frame man sculpture is crouched in contemplation.
Breezanddijk, Netherlands

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
Québec City, Québec

The Murals of Quebec City

A contemporary fresco movement illustrates the region's rich history.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
London, England

Coade Stone Caryatids

A measuring mishap led to these artificial stone ladies losing their stomachs.