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Tozeur, Tunisia

Leftover Star Wars Sets

Buildings from the fictional planet of Tatooine still litter the Tunisian desert.
Matmatat-Al-Qadimal, Tunisia

Matmata Underground Houses

Made famous by "Star Wars," these troglodyte homes face an uncertain future.
Kairouan, Tunisia

Great Mosque of Kairouan

Founded in 670, this ancient mosque is an architectural time portal.
Tamri, Morocco

The Tree Goats of Morocco

Morocco's Argania trees are infested with nut-hungry goats.
Nottingham, England

Church Cemetery

A spooky juxtaposition of caves and graves gives this legend-filled cemetery a particularly haunting vibe.
Derbyshire, England

England's 'ER' Plantations

The patches of trees pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.
Lincoln, England

Lincoln Tank Memorial

The world's first military tank was designed in this English city amid the stalemate of WWI trench warfare.
Sutton-in-Ashfield, England

Hamilton Hill

The English town of Mansfield likely got its name from this enigmatic breast-shaped mound rising abruptly from the earth.
Portsmouth, England

Spinnaker Tower

This striking observation tower shaped like a spinnaker sail is the newest icon in historic Portsmouth.
Newark-on-Trent, England

The Newark Castle Remains

This English medieval castle is where King John died of dysentery.
Heckington, England

Heckington 8-Sail Windmill

The last working windmill in the U.K. that has eight sails.
Liverpool, England

St. John's Beacon

The tower was originally used as a chimney for the waste incinerator of St. John's Precinct and Market.
Clipstone, England

Clipstone Colliery Headstocks

These abandoned coal mine towers near Sherwood Forest might soon boast the U.K.’s longest zip-line.
Upton, England

Museum of Timekeeping

A magnificent mansion hides a delightful collection of historic timepieces.
Nottingham, England

Wollaton Hall

A striking 500-year-old mansion provides an unexpectedly sublime home for live deer and a menagerie of exotic stuffed animals.
Nottinghamshire, England

King John's Palace Ruins

These bleak 800-year-old ruins were once the royal residence of choice for hunting in Sherwood Forest.
Gainsborough, England

Gainsborough Old Hall

A medieval relic whose great hall once hosted Mayflower pilgrims, one of Henry VIII’s ill-fated wives, and plenty of royal intrigue.
Derbyshire, England

Crich Stand

This poignant WWI memorial looks like a lighthouse 100 miles from the sea.
Perth, Scotland

North Inch Park

In 1396, two Scottish clans that had been violently feuding for centuries finally faced off in a bloody battle in this park.
Shropshire, England

Titterstone Clee Hill

Centuries of human activity have forged an eerie landscape of ruins and craters on an exposed and windswept hilltop.
Town End, England

Crich Tramway Village

A collection of early 19th century trams set in a reconstructed period village.
Nottinghamshire, England

Papplewick Pumping Station

This Victorian marvel of engineering and artistic prowess is nicknamed the "Cathedral of Steam."
Stoney Stanton, England

Stoney Cove at the UK National Dive Centre

The site of the most dived wreck in the UK.
Tattershall, England

Fireplaces of Tattershall Castle

The near loss of the stately fireplaces at this medieval castle spawned some of Britain's most crucial historic preservation laws.