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Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
Avebury, England

The Red Lion

The only pub in the world surrounded by an ancient stone circle.
London, England

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

A hands-off space for graffiti artists to hone and display their skills.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
London, England

'A Conversation With Oscar Wilde'

An unusual ode to the late Irish playwright, complete with a squiggly bust and coffin-shaped bench.
London, England

The Burney Relief

This bewitching Babylonian goddess haunts a hallway of the British Museum.
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
Ingleton, England

The Ingleton Trail

This amazing trail among the many waterfalls around Ingleton has been enchanting visitors since 1885.
Essex, England

The Gilwell Oak

The history of this famed tree ranges from an 18th-century highway robber, to the Scout Association.
Paris, France

Le Stryge

This demon atop the Notre-Dame de Paris looks utterly bored.
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

France gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty in 1886; Americans gave Paris a smaller version of the same statue in 1889.
Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous.
Hamelin, Germany

Glockenspiel of Hameln

The real life town from the Pied Piper of Hamelin has a mechanical puppet show that retells the famous story many times a day.
Zaandam, Netherlands

The Clog Museum

A Dutch clog company in the town of Zaandam loves the wooden shoes so much it made a museum for them.
Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Birthplace of the "Cat in the Cradle" and a cluster of iconic, original windmills that let the Dutch tame the seas.
Lisse, Netherlands

Keukenhof Gardens

Unsurprisingly, Holland is home to one of the most magnificent flower gardens in the world.
Blaenavon, Wales

Blaenavon Ironworks

This former Welsh metal factory is now a lovely abandoned relic but was once one of the industry's world leaders.
Llanrhystud, Wales

Cofiwch Dryweryn

This mural honoring a drowned village has become a symbol of Welsh pride and patriotism.
Ecchinswell, England

Watership Down

This grassy, tree-lined hill shares a name with the much-loved novel that it inspired.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel

Vienna's giant wonder wheel had a starring role in one of the greatest noir movies of all time.
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom Crypt

The crypt of the imposing Stephensdom holds royal intestines and thousands of skeletons.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Venice, Italy

Reliquaries of St Mark's Basilica Treasury

An extensive collection of reliquaries containing the bones of saints housed in the largest Catholic church in Venice.
Ercolano, Italy

Herculaneum

Pompeii's less famous neighbor is still revealing her secrets.