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Sasamón, Spain

Museo Salaguti

Salaguti's live-in museum: a fortress against criticism and consumer art.
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
South Yorkshire, England

Oaks Memorial Sculpture

Graham Ibbesons's moving tribute to the victims of England's worst mining disaster.
London, England

Tower of London's Ceremony of the Keys

The ritual has been performed uninterrupted for nearly 700 years.
Lancashire, England

Clitheroe Castle

The second smallest castle keep in England.
Lancashire, England

Holmes Mill

This historic former textile mill now houses a brewery, hotel, and what's believed to be the longest bar in the United Kingdom.
Sawley, England

Sawley Abbey

The last two abbots of this monastery were both executed by Henry VIII.
Lancashire, England

Cromwell's Bridge

Oliver Cromwell marched his army over this narrow bridge to victory at the Battle of Preston in 1648.
Connemara, Ireland

Kylemore Abbey

A stunning Victorian abbey and walled garden on a lakefront.
Twickenham, England

Strawberry Hill

In Twickenham sits a small whitewashed castle that inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
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.
Whalley, England

Whalley Viaduct

A fantastic example of Victorian railway engineering with two unusual decorative features.
Krakow, Poland

St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's features one of the most spectacularly decorated cathedral interiors in all of Europe.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Tusayan Ruin

This Native American settlement dates back to the Pueblo II period.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

First National Bank Building Skyway

Built in 1931, this small passageway is believed to be the first modern skyway.
Leeds, England

Horned Helmet of Henry VIII

The bizarre headgear looks like it was made for a fool, not a king.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
West Palm Beach, Florida

Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site

This mass grave for Black and other victims of a massive hurricane remained hidden until 1991.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Regent Bridge

A roadway designed for a visiting monarch.
La Orotava, Spain

Roque Cinchado

This unique rock formation is quite the local celebrity, although one day it may come crashing down.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Amatller

This home designed for chocolate magnate Antoni Amatller is an exquisite treasure-box of Catalan Modernism.
Warsop, England

Parliament Oak

English parliaments were once convened by this ancient oak tree in the heart of Sherwood Forest.