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The south face of Ben Nevis
Highland, Scotland

Ben Nevis

The highest peak in the United Kingdom has a history of physics, specters, and a pilgrimage of strange objects.
56.7969, -5.0036
Fenelon Place Elevator
Dubuque, Iowa

Fenelon Place Elevator

For just a few bucks this Iowa funicular will let you feel like a 1800s fat cat.
42.4963, -90.6694
This house birthed Orson Welles
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Orson Welles Birthplace

The birthplace of a titan of American cinema.
42.5790, -87.8185
Lake Havasu's London Bridge
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu's London Bridge

This immigrant bridge once spanned the Thames but is now a fixture of an Arizona city.
34.4717, -114.3467
Wickenburg Jail Tree
Wickenburg, Arizona

Wickenburg Jail Tree

Opinions differ as to whether this Arizona tree was actually used as a Wild West jail, but that hasn't stopped the town from capitalizing on it.
33.9430, -112.9280
Magic Circle Museum
London, England

Magic Circle Museum

This collection of illusory paraphernalia has been culled from the history of London's premier magician's club.
51.5265, -0.1351
Øresund Bridge
Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea.
55.5700, 12.8500
Horologium mirabile Lundense
Lund, Sweden

Horologium mirabile Lundense

This Swedish astronomical clock was in storage for almost a century before its glorious workings were put on display once more.
55.7041, 13.1937
The Little Mermaid
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.
55.6929, 12.5992
Eilean Donan
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
57.2739, -5.5162
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
50.0895, 14.4174
Strawberry Field
Liverpool, England

Strawberry Field

The quiet field that inspired one of the most famous songs of all time.
53.3803, -2.8839
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
59.3280, 18.0914
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
One of the many gruesome dioramas.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
51.5025, -0.1188
Kilt Rock
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

Ancient cliffs resembling a kilt on Scotland's second largest island emit an entrancing sound.
57.6106, -6.1724
Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
56.0453, -4.5356
Lionhead carved on a pendant in the Rosslyn Chapel
Roslin, Scotland

Rosslyn Chapel

A church that bred legends, and served as an inspiration for the Da Vinci Code.
55.8561, -3.1591
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
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
50.0901, 14.4186
Mummified Thief's Arm
Prague, Czechia

The Thief's Arm at Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetsiho

A 400-year old mummified arm dangles from the ceiling of St. James the Greater, serving as a warning to thieves.
50.0884, 14.4246
Underground Cathedral (Flickr/magro kr)
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
49.9830, 20.0557
Mount Carroll, Illinois

Raven's Grin Inn

Former hotel turned into haunted playground.
42.1005, -89.9800