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Holcombe, England

Peel Monument

This landmark overlooking Ramsbottom pays homage to Sir Robert Peel, repealer of the Corn Laws.
Manchester, England

John Rylands Research Institute and Library

A Victorian Gothic masterpiece housing a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts.
Manchester, England

Peterloo Memorial

The city of Manchester quietly unveiled this tribute to a 19th-century massacre.
Salford, England

Irwell Sculpture Trail

The longest sculpture trail in the United Kingdom.
Prestwich, England

Irwell House Ruins

This grand Georgian manor house was converted to serve as an isolation hospital before it was abandoned and destroyed.
Portpatrick, Scotland

Dunskey Castle

The ruins of a 12th-century seaside castle on the southwest coast of Scotland.
Wigtown, Scotland

The Open Book

This seaside Scottish holiday rental lets you live out your bookselling dreams.
Kirkcudbright, Scotland

Kirkcudbright Tolbooth

A 17th-century building that once served as the town's courthouse and jail is now a thriving art center.
Dublin, Ireland

Samuel Beckett Bridge

Dublin's most modern, visually spectacular bridge is modeled after Ireland's national emblem.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Writers Museum

This museum is dedicated to the most famous Irish writers in history.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin General Post Office

The modern birthplace of Irish freedom.
Dublin, Ireland

Fr. Pat Noise Memorial Plaque

A mysterious plaque to the even more mysterious "Fr. Pat Noise," killed in "suspicious circumstances."
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
Dublin, Ireland

Statue of Oscar Wilde

The comedy and tragedy of Oscar Wilde is preserved in a Dublin park, captured in a sculpture of colorful stone.
Dublin, Ireland

The Oscar Wilde House

The house where the writer spent his formative years.
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
Dublin, Ireland

Rory Gallagher Corner

A guitar mounted on a wall in Temple Bar honors the Irish musician.
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Slave Market Memorial

This monument is a stark reminder of the horrors of the Zanzibar slave trade.
Tenerife, Spain

Mount Teide

According to the Guanches, the aboriginal people of the Canary Islands, the king of evil lives inside this volcano.
La Orotava, Spain

Roque Cinchado

This unique rock formation is quite the local celebrity, although one day it may come crashing down.
Morocco

Tibherine East Crash Site

An old airplane engine forms an unusual cairn atop this Moroccan peak.
Imlil, Morocco

Kasbah du Toubkal

A Moroccan getaway in the mountain range that plays the Himalayas' stunt double.