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County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Tarragona, Spain

Tarragona Amphitheater

This Roman arena once played host to bloody gladiatorial battles.
Arromanches-les-Bains, France

Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

Remains of the artificial harbours invented for the Allied invasion of Normandy can still be seen at sea.
Bayeux, France

Bayeux Tapestry

This enormous "cloth of the conquest" depicts the Norman invasion of England in mind-blowing detail.
Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.
Jersey

La Hougue Bie

A passage grave used in neolithic rituals.
Ix-Xagħra, Malta

Ġgantija Temples

These temples are among the oldest free-standing stone buildings in the world.
San Pawl il-Baħar, Malta

Buġibba Temple

The ruins of a megalithic monument sit right in the garden of a luxurious Maltese resort.
Rabat, Malta

Domvs Romana

The remains of a 1st-century aristocratic Roman town house featuring beautiful well-preserved mosaics.
Il-Mosta, Malta

Rotunda of Mosta

This spectacular dome managed to survive after being bombed in World War II, in an event known as the "Miracle of Mosta."
Victoria, Malta

The Old Prison

This prison on the Maltese island of Gozo is almost 500 years old, and they have the graffiti to prove it.
Paola, Malta

Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum

This subterranean necropolis holds three floors of antler-dug grave caves.
Rabat, Malta

Maltese Catacomb Complexes

Burial grounds for more than 1,000 bodies deep under the modern town of Rabat.
Qrendi, Malta

Mnajdra

Stone Age solar temple is aligned with the sun on each equinox and solstice.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
York, England

Baile Hill

The little-known second castle that William the Conqueror built in York.
North Yorkshire, England

Eden Camp

WWII artifacts, including the building itself.
Whitby, England

Whitby Whale Bone Arch

These 20-foot jaw bones honor a time when the leviathan bones were a sign that whalers survived the hunt.
Whitby, England

199 Steps Coffin Benches

These planks were originally installed to hold the dead.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.
Conwy, Wales

The Great Orme Copper Mines

The world's largest prehistoric copper mine had 30,000 animal bones scattered throughout the maze of passageways.
Llandudno, Wales

Great Orme Tramway

One of the few surviving street funiculars in the world.
Conwy, Wales

Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain

A former fisherman's hut deemed too small for habitation is now a delightful tourist draw.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

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This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.