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Edinburgh, Scotland

Jougs Collar of Duddingston Kirk

A medieval device used to punish and shame wrongdoers still hangs outside the village church.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Queen Mary's Bath House

The building where Queen Mary of Scotland was said to have bathed in white wine.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Abbey Ruins

Ruined 11th century abbey built by King David I in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sheep Heid Inn

One of Edinburgh's oldest pubs hides a 19th-century skittles alley in the back.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Burke Museum

Possibly the world's smallest museum is home to one exhibit that sheds light on the capital city's dark criminal history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cramond Lioness

This Roman relic was discovered in Scotland by a mudlarking ferryman.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Millennium Clock Tower

The dance of this huge clock is a magnificent and eerie commentary on good and evil in the history of humankind.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wooden Animal Sculptures

Another entry into the world of Edinburgh's pop-up artworks.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Jacob's Ladder

This obscure walkway links Edinburgh’s Old Town with one of the city's prime vantage points.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Calton Cemetery

A 18th century graveyard and its astonishing cortege of macabre iconography.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Dreaming Spires'

Poetic, metallic giraffes adorn a square off an Edinburgh thoroughfare.
Manchester, England

A Monument to Vimto

A giant wooden soda bottle pays homage to a distinctly British drink on the very spot where it was invented.
Manchester, England

Godlee Observatory

Despite having a dome made of papier-mâché this tiny observatory has survived for over a century.
Manchester, England

Alan Turing Memorial

Have a seat with the father of modern computing at this Manchester monument.
Manchester, England

Victoria Arches

Hidden on the urban banks of a Manchester river are a series of abandoned waterside industrial sites.
Manchester, England

Circus Tavern

This tiny watering hole claims to have the smallest bar counter in Europe.
Manchester, England

The Manchester Bee

Be on the lookout for the symbolic insect all over the city.
Sheffield, England

Hillsborough Barracks

This commercial and retail center was crafted from walled military barracks.
Broomhall, England

'Allen the Peregrine Falcon'

This Sheffield sculpture composed of 17,000 Allen keys honors both urban falcons and a furniture icon.
Nottingham, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
Nottinghamshire, England

King John's Palace Ruins

These bleak 800-year-old ruins were once the royal residence of choice for hunting in Sherwood Forest.
Nottinghamshire, England

Major Oak

The largest oak in England is said to have been the hideout of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.