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Berlin, Germany

Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum

Home to 10,000 medical specimens including the remains of Rudolf Virchow's extensive collection of pathological specimens.
Berkeley, England

Temple of Vaccinia

The "father of immunology" used this humble hut to offer the local people some of the world's first free vaccinations.
Bath, England

Sally Lunn's

This restaurant's specialty is "a major enigma for food historians."
Pontarfynach, Wales

Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion

Three bridges straddle a stream, one stacked upon the other.
Pontarfynach, Wales

AA Sentry Box #289

Long before mobile phones or GPS were available, these sentry boxes provided help for motorists in need.
Aberystwyth, Wales

Constitution Hill

A 19th-century funicular railway shuttles visitors up this surprising sea cliff to one of the world's largest camera obscuras.
Aberystwyth, Wales

University of Aberystwyth Old College

A real-life Professor Snape once taught in this Welsh university building, which students of course nicknamed “Hogwarts.”
Llanrhystud, Wales

Cofiwch Dryweryn

This mural honoring a drowned village has become a symbol of Welsh pride and patriotism.
Pembrey, Wales

Former RAF Pembrey Airfield

This former military airfield's claim to fame came from a lucky accident during the Second World War.
Qullaw pruwinsya, Peru

Steamship Yavari

The 19th-century vessel floats proudly on Lake Titicaca, but its journey from Britain to the Peruvian altiplano was far from smooth sailing.
Tambopata, Peru

Tambopata Research Center

One of the most remote lodges in the Amazon offers rare wildlife encounters and undisturbed views of the Peruvian rainforest.
Cusco, Peru

Coricancha

A Christian monastery stands on what was once a holy Incan temple.
Cusco, Peru

The Twelve-Angled Stone

This geometric feat is a testament to the Incas' mesmerizing architectural abilities.
Cusco, Peru

Cusco Cathedral

Situated on a sacred Inca site, this 16th-century cathedral took nearly 100 years to build.
Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas

Built on the remains of one the Incas’ most important gathering spots, this square keeps the spirit of a fallen empire alive.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Huayna Picchu

If you’ve ever seen a picture of Machu Picchu, then you’ve seen a picture of Huayna Picchu—you just didn’t realize it.
Muang Kham, Laos

Tham Piew Cave

A tangible and sobering reminder of an atrocity that took place during a secret war.
Wiltshire, England

Hackpen White Horse

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

Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel

This Welsh hotel is the spiritual home of the British 1953 Everest expedition, the first successful ascent of Mount Everest.
Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion Village

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales and the set of ITC classic "The Prisoner."
Gwynedd, Wales

Gelert's Grave

A tiny village in Wales claims the name of a noble medieval hound slain for a crime he didn't commit.
Gwynedd, Wales

Llechwedd Caverns Trampoline Park

A subterranean playground in an abandoned slate mine.
Llanberis, Wales

Dolbadarn Castle Ruins

The stately remains of Llywelyn the Great's mighty fortress.
Llandudno, Wales

Great Orme Tramway

One of the few surviving street funiculars in the world.