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Holywood, Scotland

Garden of Cosmic Speculation

A 30-acre garden inspired by the principles of modern physics.
North Coogee, Australia

C.Y. O'Connor Horse and Rider

This drowning bronze monument marks the spot where one of Australia's great engineers killed himself.
Edinburgh, Scotland

John Knox House

This charming old building's loose connection with the Scottish Reformer is what saved it from demolition after it split apart.
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
Stonehouse, Scotland

Rex Cinema

This former small-town cinema palace was built with the remains of a luxury liner.
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow City Center Mural Trail

A scattered trail of street art adds a pop of color to the city's stark structures.
Stirling, Scotland

Doon Hill and Fairy Knowe

This enchanting hill is home to fairy lore and a sinister local mystery.
Glenelg, Scotland

Glenelg Welcome Sign

The sign announces the Scottish village's cosmic connections, as it's twinned with Glenelg, Mars.
Largs, Scotland

Kelburn Castle

A 13th-century castle covered in a gigantic graffiti mural.
Glasgow, Scotland

Govan Stones

Early Medieval stones sit on display at the beautiful Govan Old Church in Glasgow.
Derbyshire, England

Winnats Pass

A winding road through a steep valley with deep natural caverns at the bottom.
Derbyshire, England

The Upper Derwent Reservoirs

This chain of artificial lakes was an ideal test ground for the aircraft that would carry the "bouncing bombs" used by the WWII "Dambusters" squad.
Windsor, England

Queen Charlotte Street

At just 51 feet and 10 inches long, it's the shortest street in England.
Windsor, England

'The Queen' Locomotive

A replica of the steam engine that hauled Queen Victoria's Royal Train is on display at Windsor.
Dorset, England

Old Harry Rocks

65 million-year-old chalk outcroppings mark the end of the Jurassic Coast.
Dorset, England

Bovington Tank Range

A popular day's outing in Bovington consists of watching military tank driving practice.
Southampton, England

Titanic Memorial Cruise on the MS Balmoral

A cruise ship retraces the the route of the doomed RMS Titanic, 100 years later.
Cerne Abbas, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Giant naked man on a hillside.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
Cardiff, Wales

Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle

Recently restored menagerie of Victorian-era beasts.
Somerset, England

Willow Man

Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
Coleford, England

Puzzlewood

The mysterious, fantastical woodland inspiration for "The Lord of the Rings."
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.