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Bucharest, Romania

Curtea Veche (Old Princely Court)

The bust of Romania’s most notorious ruler, Vlad Dracula aka "Vlad the Impaler," keeps watch over the ruins of his medieval court.
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
Oberwesel, Germany

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

Tiny castle in the middle of the Rhine made you pay to pass.
Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Statue of Loreley

A memorial for a young woman and her ghost, which are claimed to have caused countless deathly shipwrecks.
Dover, England

Dover Castle

One of the few standing Roman lighthouses and a labyrinth of tunnels are a couple of the secrets at this historic castle.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Pools

These fantastically named natural pools look like something out of Scottish myth.
Highland, Scotland

Ben Nevis

The highest peak in the United Kingdom has a history of physics, specters, and a pilgrimage of strange objects.
Meath, Ireland

Newgrange

The ancient tomb acts as a calendar that keeps perfect time.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Dublin, Ireland

Saint Audoen's Gate

The enchanting archway is the only surviving portal into Dublin's lost medieval wall.
London, England

The Sherlock Holmes Pub

This old London Pub has a peculiar secret upstairs: a recreation of the rooms shared at 221b Baker Street by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

Two Princes Staircase

Richard III supposedly disposed of his nephews' bodies here in an effort to seal his claim to the throne.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
London, England

The Clink Prison Museum

An incarceration museum on the spot of possibly the oldest prison in England.
London, England

St Bride's Church & Charnel House

This landmark church concealed a crypt packed with bones that was discovered thanks to the London Blitz.
London, England

Monument to Hodge the Cat

Dictionary Johnson’s favorite feline.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
London, England

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
Kabul, Afghanistan

Darul Aman Palace

What was once supposed to be the symbol of a shining Afghani future is now a bombed-out ruin.
Berlin, Germany

Freedom Bell

A replica of the Liberty Bell rang daily from West Berlin's City Hall throughout the Cold War.
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.