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Coop's Shot Tower
Melbourne, Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone.
-37.8101, 144.9628
Heidelberg Tun
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
49.4106, 8.7153
Underground Cathedral (Flickr/magro kr)
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
49.9830, 20.0557
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
The long view of Cooper's Row
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
51.5108, -0.0766
Tintagel, England

King Arthur's Hall

Part museum, part piece of Arthurian-inspired history, this stately hall attracts King Arthur fans from miles away.
50.6635, -4.7513
Excavated, reconstructed 16th century cottage
Saint Fagans, Wales

St. Fagans National History Museum

Stroll through Welsh history in a village of reconstructed structures.
51.4869, -3.2726
(Flickr/Trent Strohm)
Predjama, Slovenia

Predjama Castle

Castle and secret tunnel withstood a siege until its owner was killed by the Holy Roman Empire, while sitting on the toilet.
45.8158, 14.1267
Jeanneke Pis forms a counterpoint in gender terms to Brussels' trademark statue, Manneken Pis.
Brussels, Belgium

Jeanneke Pis

Brussels' favorite peeing boy has a sister.
50.8486, 4.3541
Nördlingen, Germany

Nordlingen

A meteorite-bounded town in Bavaria.
48.8508, 10.4896
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
Kent, England

Dog Collar Museum

A showcase of canine neckwear spanning five centuries of doggie fashion and function.
51.2524, 0.6337
Frewville, Australia

The Butterfly Room

Hundreds of tiny dead butterfly eyes gaze down at diners in this Australian eatery.
-34.9480, 138.6286
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
53.3440, -6.2567
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
46.0519, 14.5102
Matamata, New Zealand

Hobbiton

The real life Hobbiton, this sheep farm has been forever transformed since being built for The Hobbit film series.
-37.8721, 175.6829
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
51.7544, -1.2551
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Castle

A fantastic castle rumored to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
50.6682, -4.7597
London Stone
London, England

The London Stone

This legendary stone is of unknown origin, and throughout history has been a literal touchstone for British leaders.
51.5116, -0.0895
Duke of Wellington Statue
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
55.8601, -4.2520
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
55.9489, -3.2002
(Flickr/Wojtek Gurak)
Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Abbey Ruins

Ruined 11th century abbey built by King David I in Edinburgh, Scotland.
55.9531, -3.1716
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
55.9493, -3.2002