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the Monty Python foot
London, England

The Monty Python Foot

The television series' iconic giant foot was borrowed from this classical painting.
51.5089, -0.1283
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
Edinburgh's oldest purpose built visitor attraction, The Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile
Edinburgh, Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.
55.9490, -3.1951
Blaenavon Ironworks
Blaenavon, Wales

Blaenavon Ironworks

This former Welsh metal factory is now a lovely abandoned relic but was once one of the industry's world leaders.
51.7739, -3.0841
Indoor and outdoor exhibits abound, including live demonstrations of historic locomotives in action
York, England

British National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
53.9606, -1.0979
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Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
47.5847, -3.0778
Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawaii's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
20.8719, -156.6774
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
37.8267, -122.4230
The train station.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
53.2211, -4.2099
Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion Village

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales and the set of ITC classic "The Prisoner."
52.9176, -4.0929
Brighton, England

Madeira Lift

Decrepit Victorian public lift is a white-knuckle ride.
50.8173, -0.1225
Cheddar gorge and caves.
Cheddar, England

The Cheddar Man and Cannibals Museum

Museum about life, death, and cannibalism in the Stone Age.
51.2819, -2.7659
The site of Blackgang Chine current
Isle of Wight, England

Blackgang Chine

The UKs oldest theme park slowly slips away.
50.5886, -1.3129
Northleach, England

Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music

Music boxes like you've never imagined.
51.8286, -1.8330
The Banqueting Room
Brighton, England

The Royal Pavilion

Regency-era excess on the English Coast.
50.8223, -0.1377
Turkish Tent, Painshill Park.
Cobham, England

Painshill Park Follies

Amazing collection of folly buildings in Cobham, Surrey.
51.3271, -0.4347
Kelvedon Hatch, England

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

The biggest and deepest Cold War bunker open to the public in southeast England.
51.6721, 0.2617
Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

70 million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
51.4966, -0.1765
Guildford, England

Guildford Lido

This public pool is one of the last remaining lidos of the countless built in the 1930's as public works projects in the United Kingdom.
51.2472, -0.5696
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Avebury
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
51.4280, -1.8538
The Magic Roundabout
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

This hilarious English intersection is an automotive whirlpool.
51.5628, -1.7715
Uffington White Horse.
Oxfordshire, England

Uffington White Horse

The granddaddy of English geoglyphs dates back to the late Bronze Age.
51.5777, -1.5666
Oxford, England

The Headington Shark

A 26 foot shark sculpture for nuclear disarmament, clever antennae disguise, and municiple battle royale.
51.7596, -1.2133