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Ards, Northern Ireland

Saint Cooey's Well

Legend says the water within these mysterious sacred springs stays cold even when boiled.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Burke & Hare Murder Dolls

Tiny effigies of the victims of Edinburgh's famous Anatomy Murders.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Naval Mine

This mine was once used to defend the coast from attack during World War II.
Carnlough, Northern Ireland

Carnlough Harbor

This stone harbor was key to Carnlough's limestone industry.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Radar Tower

An abandoned shipping control tower looks like a satellite perched at the end of a pier.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Churchill Tank

A restored World War II Churchill Mark VII Tank now stands guard in Carrickfergus.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Castle Lug

This castle once belonged to one of the most prominent families of medieval Carrickfergus.
Islandmagee, Northern Ireland

Ballylumford Dolmen

This Bronze Age tomb makes the most unusual front garden fixture.
Larne, Northern Ireland

Larne Roundabout Jubilee Crown

This giant sculpture is both loved and disliked by the local community.
Larne, Northern Ireland

Chaine Memorial Tower

This picturesque lighthouse at the edge of the Irish Sea looks like a giant stone pencil.
Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

The Grave of St. Patrick

A boulder in the Churchyard of Down Cathedral marks the legendary burial place of "The Apostle of Ireland."
Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

Inch Abbey

A medieval abbey featured on 'Game of Thrones' that dates back to the 12th-century.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

'Alec the Goose'

The statue honors a beloved bird that once roamed St. George's Market.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Milltown Cemetery

An Irish cemetery filled with victims of political strife and violent conflict, including the grave of Bobby Sands.
Larne, Northern Ireland

Blackcave Tunnel and the Devil's Churn

The "Black Arch" guards the entrance to the picturesque Glens of Antrim.
Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Slemish Mountain

A brisk climb up this solitary peak leads to the origin story of a towering figure in Irish history.
County Down, Northern Ireland

Slieve Donard

The highest peak in Northern Ireland is topped with a stone tower and haunting burial mounds.
Larne, Northern Ireland

Cairndhu House

The ruins of a once-grand mansion in Northern Ireland are now thought to be haunted.
Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Dunluce Castle

The ruins of this medieval castle in Northern Ireland have inspired artists from C.S. Lewis to Led Zeppelin.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This short bridge is the only thing connecting a tiny Irish island to the mainland.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
County Donegal, Ireland

Grianán of Aileach

You can see three Irish counties from this Neolithic hillside fort, once the seat of the Kingdom of Ailech.
County Derry, Northern Ireland

The Free Derry Corner Murals

These murals stand as reminders to the troubled history of this Northern Ireland city.
Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Mussenden Temple

This Italian-style temple replica has been threatening to fall off the Irish coast for hundreds of years.