davidgroth1967's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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Robin Hood's Bay, England

The Visiter Memorial

This plaque commemorates an amazing 19th-century sea rescue.
North Yorkshire, England

Scarborough Railway Station Bench

Believed to be the longest railway bench in the world.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
York, England

York Minster Astronomical Clock

This memorial to World War II's fallen airmen shows us the movements of the stars that once guided them.
Hartlepool, England

HMS Trincomalee

The oldest warship in Europe is still afloat.
Northallerton, England

Whorlton Old Church

All that remains of a medieval village, mysteriously abandoned.
North Yorkshire, England

Eden Camp

WWII artifacts, including the building itself.
Goathland, England

Goathland Station

Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade Station is also a charming blast from the past situated in North Yorkshire.
Whitby, England

Whitby Wishing Chair

Legend says squeezing into this slender stone seat will make your wish come true.
Whitby, England

Bombardment Garden

The recreated ruins of a house designed to memorialize a World War I shelling on the town.
Harrogate, England

Old Swan Hotel

Where Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared in 1926.
Knaresborough, England

Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

Once thought to be the mysterious work of a witchy prophetess, a well with unusual properties turns objects into "stone".
Chios, Greece

Lovokomeio Leper Colony

An ambiguous ambience emanates from this centuries old leprosy quarantine.
Harrogate, England

Turkish Baths Harrogate

The last fully working Victorian Turkish bath in England.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.
Lisbon, Portugal

Museu da Farmácia

Entire apothecaries are on display at this Lisbon museum, which explores the history of medicine.
Güímar, Spain

Teide Observatory

A large collection of solar and night-time telescopes dot a small area on the Teide mountain range.
La Palma, Spain

Sunken Crosses of Malpique

This underwater graveyard commemorates a group of murdered 16th-century missionaries.
La Palma, Spain

Los Cancajos Salt Factory

These old towers extract salt from the sea.
La Palma, Spain

Pirámide de Vandama

A pre-Hispanic pyramid in the middle of a tourist district in the Canary Islands.
Guía, Spain

Cenobio de Valeron

Hundreds of caves once used to store grains and animal feed.
Breña Baja, Spain

Lego Nordic Optical Telescope

A detailed 1:32 scale model of Scandinavia's largest telescope.
Bingley, England

Cottingley Beck

The photographs of "fairies" that fooled much of the world (including the creator of Sherlock Homes) were taken at this English stream.