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Glenelg, Scotland

Glenelg Welcome Sign

The sign announces the Scottish village's cosmic connections, as it's twinned with Glenelg, Mars.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Callanish Stones

The mysterious megaliths have enchanted and intrigued visitors for thousands of years.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Whale Bone Arch

A whale's jawbone and a malfunctioning harpoon welcome you to the village of Bragar and its lore.
Hastings, England

Hasting's Net Shops

During the heyday of fishing in Hastings, there were more than 100 of these storage facilities.
Margate, England

'The Shell Lady of Margate'

Overlooking the seaside town of Margate stands a tribute to an artist's lover.
Canterbury, England

West Gate Tower Museum

A defensive structure built during the Hundred Years War has remained useful in one way or another for nearly 700 years.
Kent, England

Queen Bertha and King Æthelberht

Today, Kent's medieval monarchs hold court on a busy pedestrian thoroughfare—or at least their statues do.
Harderwijk, Netherlands

Aqueduct Veluwemeer

While most bridges allow roads to pass over water, this one allows water to pass over a road.
Lelystad, Netherlands

Exposure

This giant wire frame man sculpture is crouched in contemplation.
Breezanddijk, Netherlands

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
Québec City, Québec

The Murals of Quebec City

A contemporary fresco movement illustrates the region's rich history.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
London, England

Coade Stone Caryatids

A measuring mishap led to these artificial stone ladies losing their stomachs.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
London, England

Vauxhall Bridge's Miniature St. Paul's Cathedral

A tiny replica of the iconic London landmark hides on the side of the steel structure.
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
London, England

Longplayer

A musical composition 1000 years in length plays at the Trinity Buoy Wharf in London.
Bodiam, England

Bodiam Castle

A beautiful ruin of a 14th-century Plantagenet castle built by a medieval mercenary.
Biddenden, England

Biddenden Maids

Eliza and Mary Chulkhurst were the first famous conjoined twins in England, but it's not clear when they were born.
Pluckley, England

Dering Wood

A woodland close to England's "most haunted village" has been the site of many unexplained events and deaths.
Walmer, England

Walmer Castle and Gardens

This curious Tudor-era castle was once home to Napoleon's greatest adversary, the Duke of Wellington.
Lympne, England

Spencer Roberts Room

Its walls are adorned with exquisite murals of the natural world, transforming it into an ecologist’s Sistine Chapel.
Woking, England

'The Martian'

An enormous alien invades Woking, England, as an homage to the H.G. Wells classic "The War of the Worlds."
John o' Groats, Scotland

John o' Groats Marker

The sign marks one of the endpoints to mainland Britain's longest overland travel route.