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Edinburgh, Scotland

Netherbow Bell

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

Morocco's Land Effigy

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

England's 'ER' Plantations

The patches of trees pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witches' Well

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

Burke & Hare Murder Dolls

Tiny effigies of the victims of Edinburgh's famous Anatomy Murders.
East Lothian, Scotland

Bass Rock

This tiny island is home to the world's largest colony of Northern gannets.
York, England

Yorkshire Air Museum

This aircraft museum is home to one of just three Halifax bombers in the world.
York, England

York Minster Astronomical Clock

This memorial to World War II's fallen airmen shows us the movements of the stars that once guided them.
York, England

British National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
York, England

Cat Statues of York

A century-old tradition has culminated in a small but singular collection of feline effigies.
Wallyford, Scotland

Wallyford 'Miner's Stone'

This carved memorial is dedicated to the miners who died working in the town's collieries.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
Glasgow, Scotland

Kelvingrove Pipe Organ

Inside this art museum resides one of Glasgow's most famous musical instruments.
Glasgow, Scotland

Nelson Monument Glasgow

One of the first monuments dedicated to the accomplishments of the great Vice Admiral, Horatio Nelson.
Highland, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Now famous as the "Harry Potter bridge," this impressive concrete viaduct has long been an icon in its own right.
Paisley, Scotland

'Alien' Gargoyle

A familiar otherworldly creature guards this 12th-century Scottish abbey.
Glasgow, Scotland

Buffalo Bill Statue

This monument dedicated to the legendary American showman can be found in Scotland's largest city.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Heave Awa Hoose

This monument is dedicated to a young boy who survived a disaster that forced Edinburgh to reevaluate its building codes.
Scottish Borders, Scotland

Abbotsford House

This Scottish manor house is a lush relic from the life of a literary great.
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
Oxford, England

Oxford Botanic Garden

The fantastic charm of England's oldest botanical garden has made it a place of writerly inspiration for centuries.
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Home to the most complete dodo remains known - one head, and one foot.