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Places visited in Cornwall, England
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Zurich, Switzerland

Heureka Useless Machine

One of a series of no-purpose kinetic artworks by Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely.
Milan, Italy

'Saint Bartholomew Flayed'

This grisly effigy displays an early Christian martyr who was skinned alive and beheaded.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
Dorset, England

Lyme Regis Museum

A local museum honors the overlooked discoveries of Mary Anning, one of the first professional fossil hunters.
Cornwall, England

Dobwalls Bypass Bat Bridge

These "bridges" help confused bats cross the road.
Cornwall, England

Logan Rock of Treen

A legendary rocking stone, returned to its clifftop perch.
Cornwall, England

Lanyon Quoit

A neolithic dolmen that was rebuilt after collapsing during the 19th century.
Cornwall, England

The Merry Maidens

Perhaps the only prehistoric monument with its very own public bus stop.
Cornwall, England

Rocky Valley Labyrinths

These mysterious mazes carved on the rock may be up to 4,000 years old.
Looe, England

The Monkey Sanctuary

A wonderful safe haven founded in the 1960s to rescue endangered monkeys from the pet trade.
Plymouth, England

The Leviathan

Overlooking the spot where the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower stands Devon's answer to the Colossus of Rhodes.
Mawnan Smith, England

Glendurgan Garden Maze

The twists and turns of this serpentine maze are over 170 years old.
Cornwall, England

Mên-an-Tol (Circle Stone)

A circle stone within a stone circle.
Madron, England

Madron Well

Legend says this ancient pagan site can cure all ailments.
Zennor, England

Mermaid Chair

This wooden chair dates possibly back to the 15th century, and commemorates a local legend.
Cornwall, England

St Michael's Mount

A island reachable by a causeway at low tide is possibly one of the earliest Western European locations to be identified in text.
Carbis Bay, England

Knill's Steeple

A quirky mausoleum celebrated once every five years with young dancing girls, widows, a tax man, and more.
Lairg, Scotland

Falls of Shin

This man-made waterfall was designed to help improve access for spawning salmon.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
Redruth, England

Carn Brea Castle

A 14th century castle built on the seat of a mighty giant.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

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

Remains of Dolly the Sheep

The taxidermy remains of the first mammal ever cloned from an adult cell are on display in Edinburgh.
London, England

Boadicea and Her Daughters

A statue of the legendary Celtic warrior queen who fought the Roman invaders stands in one of the cities she once destroyed.