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Argyll and Bute, Scotland

The Drovers Inn

Nestled amid the peaks and lochs of the Scottish Highlands, this inn and pub has played host to outlaws and ghosts.
Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas

Built on the remains of one the Incas’ most important gathering spots, this square keeps the spirit of a fallen empire alive.
Cusco, Peru

The Twelve-Angled Stone

This geometric feat is a testament to the Incas' mesmerizing architectural abilities.
Venice, Italy

Piraeus Lion

Thousand-year-old Viking runes adorn an ancient Greek lion at the entrance to the Venetian Arsenal.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Maastunnel

The Netherlands' first car tunnel has an unusually rectangular shape.
Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands

Gouwe Aqueduct

Yup, that's a 330-foot yacht passing over the highway.
Antwerp, Belgium

Plantin-Moretus Museum of Printing

Most prolific publishing house in the 1600s open to the public.
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp Ruien

An open-air sewer system that was covered piece-by-piece over 300 years.
Cusco, Peru

Sacsayhuamán

The stones of this Incan wall complex fit together so well you couldn't fit a piece of paper between some of them.
Cusco, Peru

Rodadero Slides

Did Inca children also slide down these smooth rocky slopes above Cusco?
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Crown Liquor Saloon

This Victorian-era public house has set the standard for pub-style elegance for over a hundred years.
Dwingeloo, Netherlands

Dwingeloo Radio Observatory

This giant radio telescope would be a rusting ruin if it hadn't become such a beloved relic.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paul McCarthy's Santa Claus

Rotterdammers' dirty minds gave this santa a dirty nickname and cursed it to a life of wandering.
The Hague, Netherlands

Panorama Mesdag

The largest 19th century panorama in the world still in-situ.
Middelburg, Netherlands

Miniature Walcheren

A 1:20 scale piece of the Netherlands commissioned by a queen lets visitors take a stroll as giants.
Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Apenheul Primate Park

Go inside a revolutionary, cage-less zoo where 70 species of monkeys roam free alongside their human visitors.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

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

Museum de Gevangenpoort (The Prison Gate Museum)

A seven-century-old jail tells a not-so-pleasant history of crime and punishment.
Valkenburg, Netherlands

Kasteelruine Fluweelengrot

The ruins of this Dutch castle sit atop a labyrinth of once-secret tunnels and passageways, dating back over 900 years.
Maastricht, Netherlands

St. Pietersberg Caves

Incredible labyrinth of man made caves.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube House

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Birthplace of the "Cat in the Cradle" and a cluster of iconic, original windmills that let the Dutch tame the seas.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Museum Speelklok

This Netherlands museum holds a gloriously mechanical collection of ornate musical automata.