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Kilkenny, Ireland

Dunmore Cave

This Irish show cave is said to have been the site of a Viking massacre that claimed 1,000 lives.
Ystad, Sweden

Ales Stenar

According to legend, this boat-shaped henge is built over the grave of a mythic king.
Luster, Norway

Urnes Stave Church

An intricately carved Viking church overlooks a glistening fjord.
Slagelse Municipality, Denmark

Trelleborg Viking Ring Fortress

A perfectly circular stronghold constructed in the 10th century is now a nucleus of Viking culture housing a museum, village, and reenactment of an epic Viking battle.
Hamilton, Ontario

Abandoned Skate Park on the Bruce Trail

An abandoned skate park located in the middle of the wilderness.
Naples, Italy

Gaiola Island

This magical-looking island is notorious for the misfortunes suffered by its various owners.
Liverpool, England

Eleanor Rigby's Grave

What do we know about the real woman behind one of the Beatles' most famous songs?
Boston, Massachusetts

The Great Spring

A tiny plaque marks the location of the water source that facilitated the birth of modern-day Boston.
Boston, Massachusetts

King's Chapel Crypt

A more than 260-year-old crypt built on Boston's oldest English burial ground.
Nafplio, Greece

Basilica of Agios Nikolaos

This church is dedicated to the Patron Saint of Seafarers.
Agii Anargiri, Greece

Pyrgos Vasilissis (Queens Tower)

This fairytale-looking castle is a wonderful example of Greek neo-Gothic architecture
Oxford, England

Saint Margaret's Well

The medieval legend behind this holy well was one of the inspirations behind "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
Tallinn, Estonia

Linnahall

An empty relic of the Moscow Olympics crumbles away in Estonia's capital.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge.
Rome, Italy

Ospedale delle Bambole (Doll Hospital)

A hospital where antique dolls are given new life.
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hotel Hershey

This extraordinary Depression-era expenditure was modeled after a postcard of a Mediterranean hotel.
Natchez, Mississippi

Grave of Florence Irene Ford

Florence’s mother built a stairway down to her daughter’s coffin so she could comfort her during storms.
Nottingham, England

Bessie Sheppard Stone

This lonely memorial marks the supposedly haunted site of a brutal 19th-century murder.
Sheffield, Massachusetts

Thom Reed UFO Monument Park

The site of the first "historically true" UFO encounter in the U.S.
Panguitch, Utah

Butch Cassidy's Childhood Home

The notorious Wild West outlaw was raised in this unassuming abode.
Fleury-devant-Douaumont, France

Trench of Bayonets

Site of one of World War I's most horrific scenes.
Carndonagh, Ireland

Saint Patrick's High Cross

This rare and ancient Christian relic is one of Ireland’s oldest freestanding stone crosses.
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Massacre

The American Revolution was galvanized into serious action due to the tragic clash with British soldiers that occurred at this location.