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Orkney, Scotland

Tomb of the Eagles

This Scottish burial tomb once held hundreds of ancient eagle bones.
Orkney, Scotland

Ring of Brodgar

The true age of this ancient stone circle is unknown, but its stunning vista isn't in question.
Highland, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Now famous as the "Harry Potter bridge," this impressive concrete viaduct has long been an icon in its own right.
Sandwick, Scotland

Skara Brae

Amazing and mysterious Neolithic settlement on Scotland's Orkney Islands.
Bilbo, Spain

Jeff Koons' Puppy

Giant topiary dog once played a role in a terrorist bomb plot.
Bilbao, Spain

Fountain of Dogs

This 19th-century fountain's namesake animal isn't what you think it is.
Ronda, Spain

Puente Nuevo

One of the most spectacular bridges in Spain spans a narrow chasm that divides the city of Ronda.
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol

The world's largest wooden structure.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Leeds, England

Horned Helmet Of Henry VIII

The bizarre headgear looks like it was made for a fool, not a king.
Exeter, England

Exeter's Underground Passages

These medieval tunnels provided water to the city above through centuries of civil war and plague.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Chelsea, Québec

Carbide Willson Ruins

The remains of a paranoid inventor's hidden workshop lie in beautiful ruins amidst a Canadian park.
Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador

Dildo, Newfoundland

This oddly named town refuses to change its phallic moniker.
Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

Bell Island Mine Museum

This former iron ore mine comes alive with fascinating stories of its history.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Apothecary Hall

An old drug store full of mortars and pestles, pill-making machines, and medicines reputed to cure most any illness.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Marathon of Hope Mile 0

Where a young athlete began his run across Canada after losing his right leg to cancer.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Signal Hill

The first transatlantic wireless signal was received at this 17th-century fort.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Cape Spear Battery

A World War II gun battery sits at the easternmost point of North America.
Ottawa, Ontario

Mer Bleue Bog

A boardwalk winds above this beautiful bog full of wildlife and a rare type of turtle.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.