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Cuenca, Spain

Hanging Houses of Cuenca

Cliffside houses provide a spectacular view from their perilous perch above the valley.
Banyeres de Mariola, Spain

Valencian Paper Museum

A lovely look back at the manufacture and use of paper in all its forms.
Baginton, England

Lunt Roman Fort

This reconstructed ancient fort was home to one of the few horse training rings in the Roman Empire.
Ibi, Spain

The Walking Students of Ibi

Oversized versions of a beloved toy dot a children's playground in a Spanish toymaking town.
Biar, Spain

Medieval Aqueduct of Biar

This 15th-century aqueduct with distinctive pointed arches was used for irrigation in the Vinalopó valley.
Ibi, Spain

Toy Autogyro Sculpture

This fantastic sculpture of an early model helicopter celebrates the local toy industry.
Ibi, Spain

Pozo de Nieve Roundabout

A replica of the ice houses that once formed the basis of a local ice cream industry sits proudly in the middle of traffic.
Ibi, Spain

Old Payá Toy Factory

Ibi's pioneering toy factory now houses two small but mighty museums.
Talayuelas, Spain

El Cañón de Talayuelas

A fiery-red region of scooped out land still largely untouched by civilization, tourists or otherwise.
Ibi, Spain

Ibi Toy Locomotive Sculpture

An enormous roadside attraction in the heart of Spain's toy-making hub.
Forest-in-Teesdale, England

High Force and Low Force Waterfalls

These remarkable cascades are the jewels of Upper Tees.
Barnard Castle, England

Egglestone Abbey

A little-known ruin with a convoluted history and a fascinating latrine drainage system.
Barnard Castle, England

The Silver Swan

A perfectly running 230-year-old silver automaton and music box.
Copley, England

Copley Chimney

This industrial chimney looks rather out of place, isolated in the middle of an attractive woodland.
Alicante, Spain

Archibald Dickson Memorial

A monument at Alicante Marina honors a little-known hero of the Spanish Civil War.
Wirksworth, England

Moot Hall

This unique medieval court deals solely with the lead mining laws in two small areas of Derbyshire.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
Alicante, Spain

Volvo Ocean Race Museum

This interactive museum highlights the history and philosophy of one of the world's most difficult sailing races.
Alicante, Spain

The Head of the Moor

Legends surround this natural rock formation that looks like a Moorish king wearing a crown.
Shropshire, England

Offa's Dyke

Britain’s longest ancient monument, this great 8th century earthwork was built to mark the boundary between what would become England and Wales.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
Edinburgh, Scotland

World's End Close

This otherwise ordinary close on the Royal Mile constituted the end of the world for Edinburgh’s poorest residents.
Bayeux, France

Bayeux Tapestry

This enormous "cloth of the conquest" depicts the Norman invasion of England in mind-blowing detail.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.