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Dublin, Ireland

Ashtown Castle

After it was swallowed by a Georgian mansion, this medieval castle remained forgotten for centuries.
Galway, Ireland

Áras na nGael

At this cozy bar tucked down a hidden Galway backroad, Guinness makes the Gaelic come out.
Dublin, Ireland

Murdering Lane and Cutthroat Lane

Though they've since been renamed, these two streets hint at Dublin's darker days.
Lecarrow, Ireland

Rindoon

Wander among the abandoned ruins of this once-powerful medieval town.
Wexford, Ireland

Castleboro House

After being destroyed by IRA sympathizers, the ruins of this stately Irish manor have sat vacant for decades.
Glenslane, Ireland

The Hole of the Sorrows

This singular Irish dolmen is more Frank Lloyd Wright than upright stonehenge.
Kilkenny, Ireland

Jerpoint Abbey

This ancient Irish religious site is covered in ancient carvings, many of which have barely aged.
Haddam, Connecticut

Haddam Shad Museum

Springtime is go time for this repurposed shack and the fish it venerates.
Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum

Potato-peeling mannequins, Inca art, and a dangling tuber mobile help trace the history of fries at this Belgian museum.
Paphos, Cyprus

Tombs of the Kings

An ancient necropolis of magnificent tombs.
Cardiff, Wales

Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle

Recently restored menagerie of Victorian-era beasts.
Cardiff, Wales

Ianto's Shrine

An impromptu shrine appeared shortly after beloved "Torchwood" character Ianto Jones was killed off the show.
Cologne, Germany

Church of St. Ursula

A church filled with the bones of hundreds of virgins martyrs—or so they say.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberger Bergbahnen

This historic funicular system combines the old with the new while offering delightful views over the surrounding valley.
La Ferté-sur-Chiers, France

Ouvrage La Ferté

This striking fort on the Maginot Line looks just as it did after being destroyed in the Fall of France.
Arras, France

Carriere Wellington Tunnels

An underground city of ancient quarry tunnels hid thousands of Allied soldiers in WWI.
Rothwell, England

Rhubarb Triangle

A stretch of land where the sour-sweet vegetable is cloaked in darkness and grows so fast you can hear it crack, squeak, and pop.
Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze

The longest hedge maze in the world.
Cliveden Estate, England

Cliveden Hotel

Luxurious hotel designed to stir the imagination of its many visitors.
Tongwynlais, Wales

Castell Coch - The Red Castle

High Victorian fantasy created a fairytale castle out of a ruined fortress in Wales.
Tintern, Wales

Tintern Abbey

This well-preserved Cistercian Abbey in a romantic pastoral setting has inspired artists like the poet Wordsworth.
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.
Willen, England

Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda

The first peace pagoda to be constructed in the Western world sits next to a small English lake.
Aberystwyth, Wales

University of Aberystwyth Old College

A real-life Professor Snape once taught in this Welsh university building, which students of course nicknamed “Hogwarts.”