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Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six-ton wedding present for the King of the Scots.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witches' Well

The fountain marks the area where hundreds of accused witches were burned at the stake.
Edinburgh, Scotland

World's End Close

This otherwise ordinary close on the Royal Mile constituted the end of the world for Edinburgh’s poorest residents.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Netherbow Bell

The bell that once tolled atop a lost Edinburgh gate now hangs for all to see.
Edinburgh, Scotland

John Knox House

This charming old building's loose connection with the Scottish Reformer is what saved it from demolition after it split apart.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Flodden Wall

Remnants of the 16th-century defensive wall still stand unassumingly within Edinburgh.
Donna Nook, England

Gray Seals of Donna Nook

The adorable animals return to this nature reserve every fall to give birth to their pups.
Granada, Spain

Muslim Gravestones of the Alhambra

Spanish architects used seized Muslim gravestones to rebuild parts of the fortress.
Robin Hood's Bay, England

The R.N.L.I Fish

This coin collecting cod is over 130 years old, and the United Kingdom's smallest listed structure.
Whitby, England

Whitby Horse Mounting Blocks

These carved, weathered stones once gave mail carriers and pub goers a leg up.
Hastings, England

Hasting's Net Shops

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

Marshall's Yard

Once the largest factory complex in all of Europe, this converted shopping center celebrates its industrial past in a big way.
Walmer, England

Walmer Castle and Gardens

This curious Tudor-era castle was once home to Napoleon's greatest adversary, the Duke of Wellington.
Lincoln, England

Lincoln Tank Memorial

The world's first military tank was designed in this English city amid the stalemate of WWI trench warfare.
Robin Hood's Bay, England

The Visiter Memorial

This plaque commemorates an amazing 19th-century sea rescue.
Leeds, England

Royal Armouries Museum

One of three sites in England that house the National Collection of Arms and Armour.
Bolsover, England

Cundy House

This restored 17th century "conduit house," often mistaken for a watchtower, actually supplied water to nearby Bolsover Castle.
Westward Ho!, England

Westward Ho!

How did this lovely seaside English village come by such an unusual name?
Bamburgh, England

Grace Darling Museum

This museum honors the young maritime hero who became an unexpected Victorian-era celebrity.
Woodhall, England

Dambusters Memorial

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

The Lincoln Imp

Legend says this demonic carving inside a medieval cathedral was one of Satan's minions.