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Lincoln, England

The Lincoln Imp

Legend says this demonic carving inside a medieval cathedral was one of Satan's minions.
Southwell, England

The Leaves of Southwell

Exquisite carvings of leaves, Green Men, and the occasional dragon adorn a medieval chapter house.
London, England

'The Ambassadors'

A mysterious shape catches the eye in this 16th-century painting.
Royal Leamington Spa, England

Royal Pump Rooms

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

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Ely, England

Octagon Tower

A remarkable medieval structure born from a 14th-century disaster.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

One of the oldest and certainly best preserved Cistercian abbeys still in existence.
London, England

Lindow Man

A naturally mummified 2,000-year-old man.
London, England

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.
London, England

Chelsea Physic Garden

London's old-school healing garden.
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Homomonument

Three connected pink triangles memorialize persecuted gays and lesbians throughout history.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
Hillerød, Denmark

Frederiksborg Castle

This striking royal residence is the largest Renaissance-style castle in Scandinavia.
Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde Viking Ship Museum

Nordic giants resurrected from the sea and restored to their former greatness.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

Old observatory in Copenhagen with a spiral corridor used as a racetrack.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.