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Nottinghamshire, England

Major Oak

The largest oak in England is said to have been the hideout of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
Beverley, England

Beverley Messenger Rabbit

Lewis Carroll's White Rabbit or something else altogether?
Ilkley, England

Ilkley Moor

This strange moor has a song written about it, Bronze Age carvings, and an alien sighting.
Dunbar, Scotland

Bridge to Nowhere

At high tide this strange footbridge appears to have no purpose whatsoever.
Cambrils, Spain

Cambrils' Ceramic House

An elaborately decorated house sits on an otherwise quiet street.
Tarragona, Spain

Roman Circus and Praetorian Tower

Long tunnels run under the ancient chariot racing circuit to the tower.
Cambrils, Spain

En la Pla de les Serenes

This amazing piece of modern art honors the hundreds of fishermen killed during Cambrils' "year of misfortunes."
Castleton, England

Peak Cavern's Rope Factory

Some of England's last cave dwellers lived and worked within this huge cave.
Tissington, England

Derbyshire Well Dressing

The tradition of using flowers to decorate wells is once again thriving in England.
Derbyshire, England

Winnats Pass

A winding road through a steep valley with deep natural caverns at the bottom.
Derbyshire, England

The Upper Derwent Reservoirs

This chain of artificial lakes was an ideal test ground for the aircraft that would carry the "bouncing bombs" used by the WWII "Dambusters" squad.
Derbyshire, England

Ice Age Cave Dwellings at Creswell Crags

A gorge full of caverns where early humans lived alongside cave hyenas, giant mammoths and wooly rhinoceroses.
Haxey, England

The Haxey Hood

One of England's oldest ongoing games is basically a town-wide scrummage that aims to push a leather tube into a local pub.
Gainsborough, England

Gainsborough Old Hall

A medieval relic whose great hall once hosted Mayflower pilgrims, one of Henry VIII’s ill-fated wives, and plenty of royal intrigue.
Epworth, England

Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum

The world's largest collection of preserved trolleybuses.
West Stockwith, England

The Trent Aegir

In the right conditions a wall of water up to five feet tall flows upstream against the current on the River Trent.
North Yorkshire, England

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

Each year this small English village becomes overrun with outlandish straw men.
North Yorkshire, England

Malham Cove

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

Fountains Abbey

One of the oldest and certainly best preserved Cistercian abbeys still in existence.
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".
Alaior, Spain

Torre d'en Galmes

This remarkable prehistoric town is full of watchtowers and houses that have withstood thousands of years.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Güímar, Spain

Pyramids of Guimar

Lava stone structures possibly dating back to the 19th century may have been a stopping point for voyagers between ancient Egypt and the Mayan Civilization.
Tinajo, Spain

Timanfaya National Park

Visit a surreal landscape so otherworldly NASA actually used it to train the Apollo 17 crew.