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Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
Dublin, Ireland

Natural History building, National Museum of Ireland

Dublin's "Dead Zoo" serves as a window to Victorian museum design.
Dublin, Ireland

National Leprechaun Museum

A museum that cashes in on its infamous little people while teaching you a thing or two about the Irish fey.
Dublin, Ireland

Kingship and Sacrifice

This permanent collection of preserved bodies taken from Irish bogs is one of the leading authorities on such morbid mummies.
Weybridge, England

Brooklands Racetrack Remains

The world's first purpose-built motor racetrack was destroyed by the outbreak of two world wars.
Rutland, England

The Singapore

A locomotive that was captured as a prisoner of war is now recognized as a WWII memorial.
London, England

Brixton Windmill

A fully functional, 200-year-old remnant of the time when Brixton was mostly fields.
Brighton, England

Brighton Waste House

This concept building is the UK's first attempt at making a permanent structure of nothing but trash.
Lewes, England

Lewes Bonfire

Both church and state get put to the torch in this annual festival in the "Bonfire Capital of the World."
Brighton, England

Remains of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier

Half-drowned wooden stumps and stone blocks are all that remain of a Victorian landing that was destroyed by storms.
Alton Barnes, England

Alton Barnes White Horse

This massive chalk hill carving is one of England's most beloved giant horse geoglyphs.
Brighton, England

Brighton Beach Flint Grotto

One fisherman has used his love of pebbles and shore to create a crazy garden of rocky art.
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
Brighton, England

Madeira Lift

Decrepit Victorian public lift is a white-knuckle ride.
Bratton, England

Westbury White Horse

A giant white horse drawn on an English hillside may not have been intended to be a horse at all.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

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

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

This charming railway is one of the oldest and steepest funiculars in England.
Cerne Abbas, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Giant naked man on a hillside.
Newquay, England

The Newquay 'Island'

Sometimes an island, sometimes a rocky outcropping connected to the world by a tiny suspension bridge.
Essex, England

The Broomway

A perilous medieval road leading right into the sea.
East Sussex, England

Seven Sisters Cliffs

These stark white cliffs were spat up by the sea and are slowly being retaken by it.
Wiltshire, England

Old Wardour Castle

Besieged by war, this castle ruin has crumbled into a peaceful picnic spot.
East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.