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Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Houghton le Spring, England

Penshaw Monument

The nearly 200-year-old folly has a secret spiral staircase hidden in one of its pillars.
Manchester, England

Statue of Michael Jackson

Fulham F.C. imploded once everyone excised its giant, hated tribute to the King of Pop.
Scarborough, England

Peasholm Park's Naval Battles

80 years of the Battle of Peasholm on a small English lake.
Osmington, England

Osmington White Horse

Want to properly offend a king? Sculpt a giant hill figure in chalk of him riding out of town.
Salford, England

Salford Lads' Club

This historic club for wayward boys has shaped some of the biggest names in music almost as much as they have shaped it.
Somerset, England

Willow Man

Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
Marton-in-Cleveland, England

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Sidney Scurvy, the interactive computer sailor, takes you on a journey to discover the everyday lives of Cook and his men.
Todmorden, England

Stoodley Pike Monument

A stone obelisk towering over the surrounding countrysides beckons hikers across the rolling moors.
Cumbria, England

Scafell Pike

The highest peak in all of England is plagued by dangerously fickle climate shifts.
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
Northumberland, England

Cragside

This enchanting Victorian estate was home to the world's first hydroelectric power generator.
Surrey, England

Leith Hill Tower

Gothic tower where Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote the poem "The Sleeping Beauty."
Seaham, England

Charybdis Fountain

A vortex fountain that seems to rise out of the ground.
Manchester, England

Manchester Museum

19th century museum with an eclectic mix of curiosities, from Egyptian artifacts to items on archery history to the skull of the world's oldest horse.
York, England

Cat Statues of York

A century-old tradition has culminated in a small but singular collection of feline effigies.
Keswick, England

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Stonehenge has nothing on Castlerigg’s views.
Barnard Castle, England

The Silver Swan

A perfectly running 230-year-old silver automaton and music box.
East Molesey, England

Hampton Court Maze

England's oldest surviving hedge maze has been confusing visitors for over 300 years.
Coverham, England

Forbidden Corner

A modern English garden of eccentric beasts, follies, and oddities.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Poison Garden

The sign at the garden gate reads: "These Plants Can Kill."
Dublin, Ireland

Phil Lynott Statue

A statue in the center of Dublin dedicated to one of their favorite sons of rock & roll.
Dublin, Ireland

Irish Jewish Museum

Catholics make up 84% of Ireland's population but this Dublin museum remembers the small but important Jewish community.