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Bristol, England

The Llandoger Trow

A historic, reportedly haunted pub that provided inspiration for several famous adventure novels.
Bath and North East Somerset, England

Solsbury Hill

An Iron Age hillfort rooted in Arthurian legend was made famous by musician Peter Gabriel.
Capri, Italy

Arco Naturale (Natural Arch)

This clifftop arch is a nature-made sculpture that offers stunning vistas.
Plymouth, England

The Leviathan

Overlooking the spot where the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower stands Devon's answer to the Colossus of Rhodes.
Westward Ho!, England

Westward Ho!

How did this lovely seaside English village come by such an unusual name?
Phonsavan, Laos

Craters Restaurant

Eat a meal surrounded by bomb fragments.
Vientiane, Laos

Lao National Museum

American bombs, morbid memorabilia, and graphic photographs tell the story of the CIA-led “Secret War” from the Pathet Lao perspective.
Malmesbury, England

Malmesbury Abbey Musket Damage

Scars from the English Civil War mar this medieval sanctuary.
Devizes, England

Devizes Market Cross

The plaques around this 19th-century structure recall some rather strange tales.
Avebury, England

The Red Lion

The only pub in the world surrounded by an ancient stone circle.
London, England

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
Iceland

Hekla

A stratovolcano located in the south of Iceland, with a long history of charted activity and a rich mythology attached.
Devizes, England

The Crammer

Legend says the people of Wiltshire got their "Moonraker" nickname from this small pond.
Wiltshire, England

Oliver's Fort and the Bloody Ditch

This ancient fort overlooks the site of a disastrous retreat from the English Civil War.
Oxford, England

Alice's Shop

The shop where the girl who inspired the beloved character once bought sweets is now a book-themed commercial curiosity.
Krakow, Poland

St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's features one of the most spectacularly decorated cathedral interiors in all of Europe.
Vienna, Austria

Hofjagd und Rüstkammer

A magnificent collection of imperial armor and weaponry.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

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

The Lioness and the Lesser Kudu

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

The Burney Relief

This bewitching Babylonian goddess haunts a hallway of the British Museum.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.
London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
London, England

Wellington Monument

This once-controversial and slightly confusing statue of Achilles was built out of captured cannons.
London, England

Victoria and Albert Museum WWII Battle Scars

The pockmarks across the building's facade are remnants of the Blitz.