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Montreal, Québec

Oratoire St. Joseph

City law dictates that this mountaintop cathedral containing the heart of a saint is to remain the tallest building in town.
London, England

The Fourth Plinth

Originally meant to hold a statue of King William IV, this support sat empty for years. Today, it hosts a rotating cast of public artwork.
Manchester, England

'Journey'

This bronze sculpture represents the helpless, hapless, and the damned who have passed through Piccadilly station since it opened in 1842
Manchester, England

The Great Hall within the Royal Exchange

Once called "the biggest room in the world," this Victorian-era hall is so large that it contains a smaller 1970s heptagonal theatre.
Manchester, England

The Haçienda Apartments

This building's name and a plaque are all that's left of what was probably the most important nightclub of the Madchester music scene.
Manchester, England

Pankhurst Centre

The former home of one of the U.K.’s most notable families of suffragettes is now a museum dedicated to women’s rights.
Manchester, England

Dalton's Entry

An obscure walkway dedicated to a scientist who helped pave the way for the world to sit up and take notice of Manchester.
Manchester, England

Tower of Light

When the city of Manchester built a new centralized heating network, they did it with style.
Stanton Lees, England

Earl Grey Tower

This tower was constructed to commemorate the man who helped bring true democracy to the United Kingdom.
Stanton Lees, England

Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Legend says this little-known stone circle is formed from people petrified as punishment for dancing on the Sabbath.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
Derbyshire, England

Rowtor Rocks

This mysterious hilltop collection of Druid carvings isn't quite what it seems.
Urmston, England

Hulmes Ferry

A free ferry service has run between these two English villages since 1885.
Manchester, England

Hanging Ditch Bridge

The construction of this bridge dates back to the 15th century.
Manchester, England

Mamucium Fort

Once used to protect important Roman trade routes.
Cardiff, Wales

Ianto's Shrine

An impromptu shrine appeared shortly after beloved "Torchwood" character Ianto Jones was killed off the show.
Colwyn Bay, Wales

Harlequin Puppet Theatre

Britain's oldest permanent theatre designed and built for puppets.
Southport, England

Southport Pier

The second-longest pier in the U.K. stretches a whole kilometer into the Irish Sea.
Liverpool, England

Superlambanana

Created as a punny statement about genetic engineering this monstrous hybrid statue has become a beloved icon.
Conwy, Wales

Great Orme Summit Complex UFO Room

An unexpectedly extraterrestrial room in a former Victorian resort club.
Conwy, Wales

The Great Orme Copper Mines

The world's largest prehistoric copper mine had 30,000 animal bones scattered throughout the maze of passageways.
Denbigh, Wales

Denbigh Insane Asylum

The decaying ruins of Wales' first asylum for the mentally ill.
Manchester, England

Southern Cemetery

The largest municipal cemetery in the United Kingdom and the second largest in Europe contains some of Manchester’s biggest characters.
London, England

The Cartoon Museum

A collection of comics, graphic novels, animation and caricatures devoted to exploring this often overlooked art form.