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Flintshire, Wales

Duke of Lancaster

Abandoned ship reimagined as a street art canvas.
Talacre, Wales

Point of Ayr Lighthouse

This 1776 beacon on the coast of Wales is said to have a ghost called Raymond, the last lighthouse keeper.
Deganwy, Wales

Deganwy Castle

This ancient castle has been abandoned since the Edwardian conquest of Wales.
Dolgarrog, Wales

Remains of the Dolgarrog Dam Disaster

The worst flood disaster in Welsh history might have been a lot worse if it had not happened on movie night.
Gwynedd, Wales

Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel

This Welsh hotel is the spiritual home of the British 1953 Everest expedition, the first successful ascent of Mount Everest.
Gwynedd, Wales

Gelert's Grave

A tiny village in Wales claims the name of a noble medieval hound slain for a crime he didn't commit.
Ripponden, England

Stott Hall Farm

The house in the middle of the motorway.
Pontarfynach, Wales

Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion

Three bridges straddle a stream, one stacked upon the other.
Aberystwyth, Wales

University of Aberystwyth Old College

A real-life Professor Snape once taught in this Welsh university building, which students of course nicknamed “Hogwarts.”
Borth, Wales

Forest of Borth

A 4,500-year-old forest is slowly being revealed from beneath the sands of a Welsh beach.
Tywyn, Wales

Eglwys Gwyddelod Stone Circle

A modest stone circle in North Wales.
Andong, South Korea

Sinsedong Seven-Story Brick Pagoda

The largest and oldest brick pagoda in Korea.
Seoul, South Korea

Hyangwonjeong Pavilion

A unique structure located on the grounds of one of five grand palaces that were built by the Joseon dynasty.
Northumberland, England

St. Cuthbert's Cave

A rocky outcrop where monks hid their most holy relic while escaping Danish invaders.
Duddo, England

Duddo Five Stones

There were once more than five stones in this ancient monument.
Berwick-upon-Tweed, England

Penguins of Berwick

Over a decade ago, painted penguins mysteriously appeared around Berwick-upon-Tweed for no apparent reason.
Berwick-upon-Tweed, England

The Loovre

One of the few surviving examples of Victorian-era public toilets now houses a small homestay.
Gurve, South Korea

Stone Pagoda of Hwaeomsa

An unusual pagoda design in in the northwestern part of Hwaeomsa Temple.
Gyeongju, South Korea

Cheonmachong

This tomb's name derives from a famous painting of a white horse found inside.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Blackfriars Friary

The remains of a Dominican friary, once one of the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Bab Agnaou

One of the two original gateways into the Kasbah, this gateway is a nesting site for storks.
Seoul, South Korea

Unhyeongung

The site of the last royal wedding in Korea.
Seoul, South Korea

Jongmyo Shrine

The supreme shrine of the state.
Gumi, South Korea

Hwangsang-dong Buddha Carving

Though it is hundreds of years old, the intricate details on this 23-foot rock carving of Buddha have been preserved.