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Coventry, England

St. Mary's Guildhall

Built in the 1300s, this magnificent building that hosted England's kings and queens transports you to the Middle Ages.
Budapest, Hungary

Red Ruin

This off-beat, quirky communism-themed bar isn't afraid to poke fun at its history.
Vienna, Austria

Museumsquartier Passages

This series of Baroque passageways in Vienna's cultural center mix old architecture with modern art.
Vienna, Austria

Wolf and Cow Playing Backgammon Mural

A silly medieval mural preserved on the side of a Viennese house.
Coventry, England

The Phil Silvers Archival Museum

The only museum in the world dedicated to preserving the life and work of American comedian and entertainer, Phil Silvers.
Nottingham, England

Birthplace of Herbert Kilpin

The founder of the A.C. Milan football club was actually from England.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Morocco's Land Effigy

This unusual statue overlooking the Royal Mile is believed to be the emperor of Morocco.
Lichfield, England

Damaged Faces of Lichfield Cathedral

These medieval carvings bear scars left by Parliamentarian troops during the English Civil War.
Birmingham, England

Birmingham Walk of Stars

The star-studded street honors the city's most notable Brummies.
Woodhall, England

Dambusters Memorial

This memorial pays homage to the Royal Air Force squadron that breached two important dams during World War II.
Looe, England

The Monkey Sanctuary

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

The Exchange Murals

These 90-year-old murals of local kings, Vikings, and outlaws hide in plain sight in a beautifully baroque shopping arcade.
Birmingham, England

'Sentinel'

This eye-catching roundabout sculpture commemorates one of England's best World War II-era "shadow factories."
Nottingham, England

The Flying Horse

A 15th-century former coaching inn forms the implausibly grand entrance to a 1980s shopping mall.
Bristol, England

Cheese Lane Shot Tower

A 142-foot-tall Q-tip on Bristol's skyline.
Kirriemuir, Scotland

Bon Scott Statue

A monument to the 70s rock icon stands on the road into this small Scottish town.
Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Stonehaven Fireball Ceremony

This brilliant display of whirling fireballs celebrates Hogmanay.
London, England

The Lioness and the Lesser Kudu

This striking statue brings a scene from the African savannah into central London.
Coventry, England

Cheylesmore Manor Gatehouse

All that remains of the medieval palace of the famous "Black Prince."
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
Coventry, England

Ruins of St. Mary's Priory Cathedral

All that remains of the only English cathedral destroyed in the Protestant Reformation.
Wiltshire, England

Hackpen White Horse

England's only square-dimension hill horse was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's coronation.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
Isles of Scilly, England

Bishop Rock

At high tide, the base of the lighthouse covers practically every inch of the island.