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Places visited in Surrey, England
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London, England

V&A Dog Memorials

Hidden in the courtyard of the Victoria and Albert Museum is a little-known tribute to two celebrity pooches.
Cambridge, England

Ascension Parish Burial Ground

The graveyard with the highest IQ in Britain.
Medway, England

Rochester Castle

This foreboding medieval castle was twice besieged by barons rebelling against the English king.
Oxford, England

Martyr's Mark

The spot where three Protestant clergymen were burned at the stake during the reign of "Bloody Mary."
Reading, England

Reading Museum Bayeux Tapestry

This unique, full-sized copy of the Bayeux Tapestry sports a few modern additions, including underwear.
Cerne Abbas, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Giant naked man on a hillside.
Fontenille, France

Motte de la Jacquille

This 5,000-year-old tomb once had its own hinged door.
Paris, France

Montmartre Funicular

The water-powered carriages are long gone, but for over a century this funicular railway has been the fastest route to the highest point in Paris.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
Cobham, England

Painshill Park Follies

Amazing collection of folly buildings in Cobham, Surrey.
Surrey, England

Leith Hill Tower

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

'The Martian'

An enormous alien invades Woking, England, as an homage to the H.G. Wells classic "The War of the Worlds."
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Huddesteen

The last of Amsterdam's original sea level markers remaining in place.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oudemanhuispoort

An ancient passage filled with stalls selling used books, once frequented by Vincent Van Gogh.
Prague, Czechia

Nuclear Bunker Museum

Buried 5 stories underground, this Soviet bunker is jampacked with gas masks and Cold War paraphernalia.
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Communism

This Prague museum collects brutalist relics and memories from the country's former Soviet rule.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Metro station with a claim to rock n' roll fame.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
Berlin, Germany

Wasserturm Prenzlauer Berg

This water-tower-turned-high-end-apartment building was once the site of an early Nazi concentration camp.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Berlin, Germany

The DDR Museum

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.
Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg

An abandoned NSA listening post on Berlin's "Devil's Mountain."
Cambridge, England

Kettle's Yard

Students can borrow artwork from this gallery to display in their own residences.