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Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Paris, France

Montmartre Cemetery

A horde of stray cats rule in this secluded Parisian cemetery under a bridge.
Twickenham, England

Strawberry Hill

In Twickenham sits a small whitewashed castle that inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Twickenham, England

Kilmorey Mausoleum

The Egyptian-inspired last resting place of Lord Kilmorey.
Nottinghamshire, England

Major Oak

The largest oak in England is said to have been the hideout of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
Beverley, England

Beverley Sanctuary Stones

Marking the ancient boundaries of asylum around Beverley Minster.
Whittingham, England

Whittingham Hospital

This hospital once pioneered the use of electroencephalograms, but fell into maltreatment, abuse, and eventual abandonment.
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde Viking Ship Museum

Nordic giants resurrected from the sea and restored to their former greatness.
Richmond, England

King Henry's Mound

It is against the law to obstruct the view from the top of this English burial mound.
London, England

Sir Richard Burton's Tent-Tomb

Eclectic final resting place of the controversial explorer.
London, England

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome.
London, England

Columbia Road Shops and Flower Market

The Columbia Road Flower Market is now open every Sunday, rain or shine.
London, England

Guildhall's Underground Roman Amphitheater

A 2000-year-old Roman amphitheater lies just below Guildhall Yard.
London, England

Athena the Owl at the Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum is home to the famous nurse's most treasured belonging, her beloved pet owl.
London, England

Captain Bligh's Grave

The breadfruit-adorned final resting place of the infamous Captain of the HMS Bounty.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

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

West Norwood Cemetery

A Victorian park cemetery, standing on the site of what was once the Great North Wood.
London, England

Nunhead Cemetery

A vast overgrown cemetery, once known as one of London's "Magnificent Seven."
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
London, England

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

The remains of the great moral philosopher reside in a cabinet in London.
London, England

Abney Park Cemetery

A historic arboretum and non-conformist, non-denominational park cemetery.