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Ironbridge, England

The Iron Bridge

This bridge is the first to be made entirely from iron, but designed like it was still made of wood.
Llandudno, Wales

Great Orme Tramway

One of the few surviving street funiculars in the world.
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.
Conwy, Wales

Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain

A former fisherman's hut deemed too small for habitation is now a delightful tourist draw.
Conwy, Wales

The Great Orme Copper Mines

The world's largest prehistoric copper mine had 30,000 animal bones scattered throughout the maze of passageways.
Brighton, England

Mechanical Memories Museum

A vintage penny arcade hidden in the back of a fun fair-themed bar.
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
Chester, England

Chester Town Hall Clock Tower

The west-facing wall was supposedly left blank to snub the Welsh.
Wrexham, Wales

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The longest and tallest aqueduct in Britain can actually be sailed across.
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange (and purposeful) humming noise.
Tinajo, Spain

Timanfaya National Park

Visit a surreal landscape so otherworldly NASA actually used it to train the Apollo 17 crew.
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
Prague, Czechia

Cross Club

A steampunk-styled three-floor factory churning out art, activism, and electronic beats.
Ottery Saint Mary, England

The Tar Barrels of Ottery St. Mary

Flaming barrels of tar race through these village streets on Bonfire Night, a tradition that dates back centuries.
Exeter, England

Parliament Street

At just 25 inches at its narrowest point, it's one of the smallest streets in the world.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Burke & Hare Murder Dolls

Tiny effigies of the victims of Edinburgh's famous Anatomy Murders.
Liverpool, England

Penny Lane

The Liverpool street made famous by the Beatles is real.
Liverpool, England

Liverpool Central Library Entrance Riddle

The red letters in the literary pavement leading to the library form a mysterious code.
Liverpool, England

St George's Hall

Charles Dickens described the concert room in this amazing Victorian hall as "the most perfect room in the world."
Liverpool, England

Superlambanana

Created as a punny statement about genetic engineering this monstrous hybrid statue has become a beloved icon.
Gerrards Cross, England

Chalfont Viaduct

Locals call it the "Give Peas a Chance" bridge because of its distinct graffiti.
Hertfordshire, England

Magic Roundabout

A giant roundabout made up of six smaller roundabouts.
Watford, England

The Watford Hornet

Flying high, this unusual hornet statue celebrates the local soccer team formerly owned by Elton John.
London, England

Coade Stone Caryatids

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