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Keoldale, Scotland

Cape Wrath

The farthest northwesterly point of the British mainland is one of the most remote places in the Scottish Highlands.
Fife, Scotland

Crail Airfield

Soviet intelligence had a keen interest in the Cold War linguistic school at this old Scottish airfield.
East Ayrshire, Scotland

Ballochmyle Cup and Ring Marks

These ancient symbols freckling a Scottish cliff remained hidden for centuries.
Dunure, Scotland

Dunure Labyrinth

This modern labyrinth lies in the shadow of a ruined medieval castle.
South Ayrshire, Scotland

Electric Brae Gravity Hill Illusion

An optical Illusion once believed to be an electrical phenomenon.
Scotland

Sawney Bean's Cave

Legend says this cave housed a 16th-century cannibal and his family of 48.
Tunis, Tunisia

Hotel du Lac

Some believe this abandoned Brutalist masterpiece inspired George Lucas's Sandcrawler.
El Jem, Tunisia

El Jem Amphitheatre

The largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheater in Africa was designed to seat 35,000 people.
London, England

Victoria & Albert Museum Dining Rooms

Revel in the Victorian splendor of the world's oldest eating establishment inside a museum.
Bournemouth, England

Fisherman's Walk Cliff Lift

The world's shortest funicular ferries beachgoers a whopping 128 feet from clifftop to shore.
Sant Adrià de Besòs, Spain

Tres Xemeneies (Three Chimneys)

The unexpectedly beloved remnants of a controversial thermal power plant.
Monistrol de Montserrat, Spain

Santa Cova of Montserrat

Holy Grotto of Montserrat Monastery holds one of Europe's mysterious black Madonnas.
Clachan-Seil, Scotland

Clachan Bridge

The "Bridge Over the Atlantic" lets you cross the waterway in mere seconds.
Amer, India

Amber Fort

This opulent 16th-century Maharaja’s palace is a unique mix of Hindu and Muslim designs.
Datia, India

Datia Palace

This deserted palace is one of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture in India.
Orchha, India

Cenotaphs of Orchha

These medieval funerary monuments are now home to a colony of critically endangered vultures.
Ahmedabad, India

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

This 16th-century mosque is the hallmark of the African architectural legacy in India.
Amman, Jordan

Hand of Hercules

The most gigantic, swoony, intimidating trio of fingers in all of antiquity.
Amman, Jordan

Roman Theater of Amman

This exceptionally well-preserved ancient marvel also houses a small museum dedicated to Jordanian folk tradition.
Amman, Jordan

Umbrella Staircases of Amman

An oasis of shade and color amidst the bustle of the old city.
Rouen, France

Tower of Joan of Arc

This medieval tower is all that remains of the castle where Joan of Arc was held before being burned at the stake.
Buxton, England

The Devonshire Dome

Once the largest unsupported dome in the world, beating out the Pantheon and St Peters in Rome.
Buxton, England

Solomon's Temple

This landmark Victorian folly rewards visitors with spectacular views over the Peak District.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Tel Aviv Central Bus Station

The maze-like transportation hub contains abandoned areas, derelict stores, and even has its own resident bat colony.