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The History Tree, Hale
Hale, England

The Giant's Grave

Final resting place of John Middleton "The Childe of Hale."
53.3325, -2.7952
The vertical coffin is built into what's left of the arch.
Chester, England

Medieval Coffin of St John's

A rare wooden coffin set vertically into the Gothic arch of an ruined church.
53.1890, -2.8857
Roman Shrine to Minerva
Chester, England

Minerva's Shrine

The last outdoor Roman shrine in Western Europe sits in an unassuming park once frequented by ancient quarrymen.
53.1844, -2.8879
Tintern, Wales

Tintern Abbey

This well-preserved Cistercian Abbey in a romantic pastoral setting has inspired artists like the poet Wordsworth.
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The gondola on an open day.
Newport, Wales

Newport Transporter Bridge

The largest of only eight working transporter bridges left in the world.
51.5711, -2.9872
Farmer's market on the bridge.
Monmouth, Wales

Monnow Bridge

The only medieval bridge in Britain with its defensive tower still in tact.
51.8091, -2.7199
How would you have positioned this statue?
Twickenham, England

The Naked Ladies

No one knows who created the statues or if they are arranged properly, let alone the artwork's real name.
51.4468, -0.3242
Strawberry Hill
Twickenham, England

Strawberry Hill

In Twickenham sits a small whitewashed castle that inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
51.4388, -0.3343
Geneva, Switzerland

Treille Promenade

Arguably the longest wooden bench in the world snakes around Geneva's Treille Promenade.
46.2010, 6.1451
Pont du Gard
Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.
43.9473, 4.5355
Rennes-le-Château, France

Rennes-Le-Château

French commune at the heart of conspiracies.
42.9270, 2.2642
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco Catacombs

Ancient catacombs form the foundation for this Rococo orgy of a church.
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The front entrance.
Porto, Portugal

McDonald's Imperial

This restored Portuguese cafe may well be the most beautiful place in the world to grab a Big Mac.
41.1466, -8.6108
Porto, Portugal

Livraria Lello

One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world hides an Neo-Gothic interior behind a Art-Nouveau facade.
41.1473, -8.6148
São Bento Railway Station
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

Elaborate tile work in this railway station tells the story of Portugal.
41.1456, -8.6105
The two mice eating cheese. Or are they fighting for it?
London, England

Philpot Lane Mice Sculpture

A mysterious pair of mice eating a piece of cheese is London's smallest public sculpture.
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Plaza de la Luna marker.
Madrid, Spain

La Plaza de la Luna

In Kcymaerxthaereal times, celestial wonders marked a portal to a powerful route of travel at this site in Madrid, Spain.
40.4213, -3.7054
Palacio de Cristal
Madrid, Spain

Palacio de Cristal

Madrid's romantically ornate crystal palace has been offering shelter to plants and art for over a century.
40.4136, -3.6821
Madrid, Spain

Fountain of the Fallen Angel

Commonly acknowledged as the only public monument to the Devil himself.
40.4111, -3.6825
Ronda, Spain
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges, two historical sections of city, and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
36.7404, -5.1644
Village as seen from the road
Sigüés, Spain

Abandoned Village of Esco

A Franco-era dam flooded (almost) everyone out of this centuries-old Aragonese town.
42.6187, -1.0583
Malham Cove
North Yorkshire, England

Malham Cove

Harry Potter once visited this massive limestone cliff, which was carved by an ancient glacial river.
54.0725, -2.1579
The Hug.
Ashbourne, England

Royal Shrovetide Football Match

This wild game of "football" between two sections of an English town has been staged every year for countless centuries.
53.0166, -1.7322
Church of St. Luke, Liverpool
Liverpool, England

Church of St. Luke, Liverpool

Gutted during the Liverpool Blitz, this architectural husk has been left destroyed in honor of the dead.
53.4017, -2.9750