mascall's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
THE GASTRO OBSCURA BOOK An eye-opening journey through the history, culture, and places of the culinary world. Just released! The Gastro Obscura book is here! Order Now
Leaderboard Highlights
mascall's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Andorra
1st
Places visited in Colmar, France
1st
Places visited in Nice, France
2nd
Places visited in Peebles, Scotland
2nd
Places edited in Scottish Borders, Scotland
3rd
Places visited in Jordan
4th
Places visited in Podgorica, Montenegro
5th
Places visited in Amman, Jordan
5th
Places visited in Dusseldorf, Germany
Loading map...
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Highlandman's Umbrella

Displaced highlanders would take shelter from the wet Scottish climate under the large walled bridge at Glasgow Central Station.
Broadway, England

Broadway Tower and Nuclear Bunker

A petite castle folly in the English countryside.
Kielder, England

Kielder Observatory

England's "pier at the end of the universe" unites astronomy and contemporary architecture.
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Castle

This iconic 1,000-year-old medieval castle is a favorite of the film industry, most notably as the location for Hogwarts in Harry Potter.
Henshaw, England

Sycamore Gap

Also known as "Robin Hood's tree," this tree has become a famed location along Hadrian's wall.
Scottish Borders, Scotland

Great Polish Map of Scotland

This huge concrete map of Scotland was built as a thank you gift from a Polish soldier.
Peebles, Scotland

Neidpath Train Tunnel

An abandoned, desolate train tunnel that was used during World War II.
Scottish Borders, Scotland

Scott's View

This picturesque view of the Scottish Borders was beloved by Sir Walter Scott.
Melrose, Scotland

The Rhymer's Stone

It's said that at this location, a Scottish poet met the Queen of the Fairies.
Melrose, Scotland

Robert the Bruce's Heart

The heart of a Scottish legend had a centuries-long journey before reaching its final resting place.
Scottish Borders, Scotland

Abbotsford House

This Scottish manor house is a lush relic from the life of a literary great.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Radio and Television Slovakia

The inverted pyramid design of this station stands out amid Bratislava's urban landscape.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki Brothel

A two thousand year old brothel uncovered in Northern Greece.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bruce Lee Sculpture of Mostar

The sad remains of a monument to martial arts legend and movie star Bruce Lee—in the middle of Balkans.
Nottinghamshire, England

1960s Hyperbolic Paraboloid Gas Station Canopy

One of the earliest large-scale "hyper" roofs in the U.K. is now a derelict roadside attraction.
Gateshead, England

Dunston Staiths

The largest timber structure in Europe.
Northumberland, England

Northumberlandia: Lady of the North

A million and a half tons of earth were used to create one of the world's largest land sculptures.
London, England

God's Own Junkyard

A kaleidoscopic warehouse-maze of handmade neon signs.
Highland, Scotland

Ruthven Barracks

These ruins witnessed the final gathering of the failed Jacobite Rebellion.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Pools

These fantastically named natural pools look like something out of a Scottish myth.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

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

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.