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Brighton, England

Old Time Amusements

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

Quadrophenia Alley

This tiny alleyway is now a shrine to a subculture riot between the mods and rockers.
Brighton, England

'Twins'

These shopping center benches are actually a modern art installation.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Begijnhof Chapel

A hidden church in a hidden courtyard tells the story of the Miracle of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Paternoster Lift

This unusual elevator doesn’t stop or slow down.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat

An Amsterdam street lined with antique shops each one dedicated to a different obscure collection.
Dunloe Upper, Ireland

Gap of Dunloe

Traveling this mountain pass reveals quaint stone buildings, stunning Irish scenery, and a bridge said to grant wishes.
Rosscarbery, Ireland

Drombeg Stone Circle

One of the most popular megalithic sites in Ireland stands as a humbler version of Stonehenge.
Tambon Nong Lu, Thailand

Wat Saam Prasob, the Sunken Temple

During the rainy season, this temple is almost entirely submerged, accessible only by boat.
Ban Tai, Thailand

Death Railway Bridge

This bridge made famous in a novel and on-screen wasn't actually built over the river Kwai.
Rwanda

Nyamunini Island

This breathtaking island on Rwanda’s Lake Kivu is a haven for thousands of fruit bats.
East Sussex, England

Litlington White Horse

This mysterious chalk figure of a horse has been recreated and restored for more than a century.
Worthing, England

Dome Cinema

It was once the longest continuously running cinema in the United Kingdom.
Snowshill, England

Snowshill Manor

The home of an eccentric Edwardian gentleman is packed to the rafters with handcrafted items collected over a lifetime.
Coventry, England

Coventry Cathedral Ruins

The bombed out remains of the old church were kept intact next to the new one, as a reminder of the futility of war.
Coventry, England

Thrust SSC and Thrust 2

One of these two land speed record-breaking vehicles went so fast it shattered the sound barrier.
Baginton, England

Lunt Roman Fort

This reconstructed ancient fort was home to one of the few horse training rings in the Roman Empire.
Royal Leamington Spa, England

Royal Pump Rooms

Preserved baths in a Victorian-era spa town frequented by the most famous people of its day.
Kenilworth, England

Kenilworth Castle

This ruined medieval castle was the scene of Lord Robert Dudley’s seductive reception for Queen Elizabeth I.
Hatton, England

The Hatton Flight

Known as the "Stairway to Heaven," this historic canal dates back to the 1700s.
Warwickshire, England

Baddesley Clinton

This medieval manor house was equipped with secret compartments for hiding priests.
England

Toad's Mouth

The view from this giant Stone Age toad is unexpectedly beautiful.
Derbyshire, England

Stanage Edge

This iconic Peak District ridge was once one of the busiest roads in medieval Britain.
Hope Valley, England

The Round Building

This petite cutlery factory sits on the foundations of a defunct gasworks.