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London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
London, England

London's Rose-Ringed Parakeets

Legend says these colorful, invasive residents are the descendants of birds released by Jimi Hendrix.
London, England

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
London, England

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

A 1,215-foot tunnel transports pedestrians beneath the River Thames.
London, England

Eltham Palace

Art Deco and “Wrenaissance” mash-up, this recently restored royal residence has been home to kings and comes with secret monkey passages included.
Cobham, England

Painshill Park Follies

Amazing collection of folly buildings in Cobham, Surrey.
Ashbourne, England

Dovedale Stepping Stones

These quintessentially English stepping stones were built for Victorian tourists.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
Derbyshire, England

Winnats Pass

A magnificent winding road through a steep valley, with deep natural caverns at the bottom
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project

The largest greenhouse in the world is home to over one million types of plants.
London, England

Postman's Park: Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice

A quiet memorial to those who died saving others in the heart of the City of London.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
Englefield Green, England

The JFK Memorial at Runnymede

The patch of land below the memorial was gifted by the British to the United States.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
Durness, Scotland

Smoo Cave

A sea cave with a waterfall and Viking past
Dunnet, Scotland

Dunnet Head Lighthouse

The most northern place on the mainland of Great Britain.
Glenfinnan, Scotland

The Leaning Tower of Glenfinnan

A close look reveals that the Scottish monument is just slightly off-kilter.
Gerrards Cross, England

Chalfont Viaduct

Locals call it the "Give Peas a Chance" bridge because of its distinct graffiti.
Normanton, England

Normanton Church

The sanctuary seems to either float atop the water or sink into the dirt, depending on the water level.
Willen, England

Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda

The first peace pagoda to be constructed in the Western world sits next to a small English lake.
Peterborough, England

RTV 31 Tracked Hovercraft

A clumsy-looking flying locomotive rusts within sight of a busy rail station.
Tallinn, Estonia

Raeapteek

The oldest continuously operating pharmacy in Europe.
Tallinn, Estonia

Old Thomas

The Guardian of Tallinn.
Ravello, Italy

Terrace of Infinity at Villa Cimbrone

Beautiful views and Roman-style statues on the Italian coast.