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Liverpool, England

The Calderstones

Six neolithic sandstone boulders remaining from a dolmen.
Salisbury, England

Old Sarum Castle

This modest relic, with rich history as a strategic fort through multiple eras.
Salisbury, England

High Street Gate

This gate served as a small lock-up jail in the 14th century.
England

Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

Once thought to be the mysterious work of a witchy prophetess, a well with unusual properties turns objects into "stone".
Harrogate, England

Old Swan Hotel

Where Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared in 1926.
Harrogate, England

Turkish Baths Harrogate

The last fully working Victorian Turkish bath in England.
Shildon, England

The ‘Rocket' Locomotive

This innovative steam machine was no doubt the most famous of the pioneer locomotives.
York, England

National Railway Museum York

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

Ripon Cathedral Crypt

Reputedly based on the tomb of Jesus Christ, this crypt is the oldest surviving structure of any cathedral in England.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

One of the oldest and certainly best preserved Cistercian abbeys still in existence.
Pateley Bridge, England

Oldest Sweet Shop in England

The oldest candy store in the world has been selling traditional sweets since 1827.
North Yorkshire, England

Brimham Rocks

Astonishing rock formations dot the Brimham Moor landscape.
Stourton, England

King Alfred's Tower

Gothic tower mentioned in Thomas Hardy poem "The Channel Firing."
Bristol, England

Clifton Suspension Bridge Vaults

Cathedral-like Victorian vaults are hidden within this iconic bridge.
Bristol, England

Blaise Hamlet

A quaint hamlet of nine cottages around a small green near Blaise castle.
Chichester, England

Weald and Downland Living Museum

This open-air heritage museum illuminates centuries of historic English life from a West Sussex village.
Ghent, Belgium

Werregarenstraat

This narrow Ghent alleyway is an officially sanctioned street art tunnel.
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen

This fairytale castle was built as a show of power but was nearly torn down thanks to its history of torture.
Bordeaux, France

Falling Car of Bordeaux

This Bordeaux parking garage has 712 indoor spaces, and one outdoor.
Bordeaux, France

Miroir d'eau

The world's largest reflecting pool is just two centimeters deep.
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty's original designer installed a little clone in this French fountain.
Angoulême, France

Murals of Angoulême

The vibrant buildings in the “capital of the comic strip” celebrate the art form that made it famous.
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France

Underground Church of Saint-Jean at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

The largest underground church in Europe.
Southampton, England

Ruins of Holyrood Church

Now a memorial to merchant sailors and Titanic victims, this medieval church was destroyed by bombing raids in 1940.