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Portsmouth, England

Spinnaker Tower

This striking observation tower shaped like a spinnaker sail is the newest icon in historic Portsmouth.
Southampton, England

Southampton Walls

A half-mile-long stretch of medieval forts built after a devastating pirate attack persists amid the modern port city.
Ryde, England

1930s London Underground Trains at Ryde

The Isle of Wight’s “Island Line” serviced by former London Underground trains from the 1930s.
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

This hilarious English intersection is an automotive whirlpool.
Cornwall, England

Merlin’s Cave

It is said the legendary wizard once lived in this sea cave beneath Tintagel Castle.
Brighton, England

The Royal Pavilion

Regency-era excess on the English Coast.
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.
East Molesey, England

Hampton Court Maze

England's oldest surviving hedge maze has been confusing visitors for over 300 years.
Cornwall, England

Lost Gardens of Heligan

400-year-old garden, restored to beauty.
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project: The World’s Largest Greenhouse

Over one million types of plants in southwest England.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Seventy million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

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

Tintagel Castle

A fantastic castle rumored to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Most SNP

This Slovak bridge is known both for its connection to a national uprising and its UFO-shaped eatery.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
Křtiny, Czechia

Křtiny Ossuary

Mysterious painted skulls in Moravia.
Brno, Czechia

Brno Astronomical Clock

A peculiar clock commemorates a historic victory won by ringing the noonday bell an hour early.
Brno, Czechia

Brno Ossuary

Europe's second largest ossuary wasn't discovered until 2001.
Brno, Czechia

The Czech's Capuchin Crypt

Mummified monks and the accidentally interred, in a 17th-century crypt.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Chrám svaté Barbory (Saint Barbara's Church)

An enormous and lavish Gothic church in Czechia.
Olomouc, Czechia

Holy Trinity Column

An ornate plague column – built to celebrate life – claimed the lives of numerous artisans during its construction.
Prague, Czechia

Karel Hynek Mácha Statue

Tucked away in a Prague park, a statue beloved by romantics honors a poet so nice they buried him twice.
Prague, Czechia

KGB Muzeum

One man's personal collection of KGB memorabilia is presented along with his strange viewpoint.