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The Brick Train of Darlington.
Darlington, England

Brick Train

A locomotive made from 185,000 bricks celebrates the town's pioneering railway history.
54.5234, -1.4980
Church of San Sebastiano.
Rome, Italy

The Catacombs of San Sebastian

Jesus' footprints and the first catacombs in the world.
41.8559, 12.5163
Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion Village

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales and the set of ITC classic "The Prisoner."
52.9176, -4.0929
Stone Circle at Castlerigg with the mountain Blencathra in the background
Keswick, England

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Stonehenge has nothing on Castlerigg’s views.
54.6031, -3.0993
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
55.9493, -3.2002
Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.
54.4886, -0.6074
London's smallest police station.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
51.5078, -0.1288
Charles I
Newport, England

Carisbrooke Castle

The Last Home of an Executed King.
50.6869, -1.3134
The site of Blackgang Chine current
Isle of Wight, England

Blackgang Chine

The UKs oldest theme park slowly slips away.
50.5886, -1.3129
Orator at Speakers' Corner at 1974
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
51.5120, -0.1592
View of the house with the apple tree in the foreground.
Lincolnshire, England

Woolsthorpe Manor

Isaac Newton's former home, where the famous apple tree still stands.
52.8092, -0.6306
The Roald Dahl Museum
Great Missenden, England

The Roald Dahl Museum

This magical museum celebrates the life and work of a seminal children's book writer (and occasional spy).
51.7028, -0.7064
Oxford, United Kingdom

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Used as an example in one of the first dictionary entries for "museum" in 1706.
51.7553, -1.2601
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
42.5218, -70.8835
Witch Dungeon Museum
Salem, Massachusetts

Witch Dungeon Museum

Experience the hysteria of a 17th century witch hunt through goofy reenactments and wax dummies that should probably be burned at the stake.
42.5226, -70.8972
Salem Witch House
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
42.5215, -70.8989
Alnwick Castle - Northumberland
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Castle

This iconic 1,000-year-old medieval castle is a favorite of the film industry, most notably as the location for Hogwarts in Harry Potter.
55.4156, -1.7059
Blue Lagoon
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
63.8801, -22.4494
Wings set against a sunny sky
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
54.9129, -1.5863
Excavated, reconstructed 16th century cottage
Saint Fagans, Wales

St. Fagans National History Museum

Stroll through Welsh history in a village of reconstructed structures.
51.4869, -3.2726
The Big Pit winding tower.
Torfaen, Wales

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Go deep down into the earth to experience the world of Welsh coal miners.
51.7719, -3.1063
Bletchley, England

National Museum of Computing

Museum celebrating the history of computers, especially their role in codebreaking.
51.9985, -0.7439
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
51.5322, -0.1240
Nantes, France

Machines of the Isle of Nantes

Massive puppet-automaton machines created by French artist collective Machines de l’Ile.
47.2056, -1.5640