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Slack Head, England

Fairy Steps

These legendary stone steps were once used to haul coffins up the rockface.
New York, New York

Pier 54: The Titanic's Arrival Destination

A dilapidated dock tells the story of Titanic's missed arrival.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

One of the oldest and certainly best preserved Cistercian abbeys still in existence.
Manchester, England

Alan Turing Memorial

Have a seat with the father of modern computing at this Manchester monument.
Manchester, England

Manchester and Salford Junction Canal

An abandoned canal route lies hidden under the streets of Manchester.
Keswick, England

Derwent Pencil Museum

A museum in England’s Lake District dedicated to the trusty pencil wants you to know the story of their World War II spy pencils.
Keswick, England

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Stonehenge has nothing on Castlerigg’s views.
North Yorkshire, England

Malham Cove

Harry Potter once visited this massive limestone cliff, which was carved by an ancient glacial river.
Ingleton, England

The Ingleton Trail

This amazing trail among the many waterfalls around Ingleton has been enchanting visitors since 1885.
Blackpool, England

Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machines

One of the oldest amusement rides in existence was a huge disappointment to its creator.
Blackpool, England

Comedy Carpet

A typographic tribute to the many comedic greats who make Great Britain laugh.
Heysham, England

'Poet Philosopher & Failure' Gravestone

A succinct inscription commemorates the ebb and flow of a woman's life.
Barrow-in-Furness, England

Furness Abbey

What was once England's second-richest abbey is now a haunting ruin.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Highlandman's Umbrella

Displaced highlanders would take shelter from the wet Scottish climate under the large walled bridge at Glasgow Central Station.
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.
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.
Coverham, England

Forbidden Corner

A modern English garden of eccentric beasts, follies, and oddities.
Hong Kong

Man Mo Temple Complex

A serene space tucked amid the skyscrapers of Hong Kong's bustling financial district.
Paris, France

The Gravestone Courtyard

Walk upon the mementos of the dead in this Parisian courtyard paved with medieval tombstones.
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
Drymen, Scotland

Buchanan Castle

A castle cum hospital that saw some prominent Nazi patients before being left to the whims of nature.
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Colgate Clock

On the Hudson, the fourth largest clock in the world.
New York, New York

Strecker Memorial Laboratory

Site of the first pathological and bacteriological research facility in the United States.