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San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Cable Car Museum

Not merely a museum – but a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations.
San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
Ely, England

Octagon Tower

A remarkable medieval structure born from a 14th-century disaster.
Lytham, England

Lytham Mussel Tanks

Once upon a time these giant concrete tanks were used by local fishermen to clean their wild-caught mussels.
Somosierra, Spain

Battle of Somosierra Memorial

A tiny church remembers the Polish cavalrymen who charged their way into a Napoleonic victory.
Bamburgh, England

Teak Ceiling at Bamburgh Castle

The medieval-looking hammer beam teak roof may be a Victorian vanity, but it's still absolutely magnificent.
East Sussex, England

Seven Sisters Cliffs

These stark white cliffs were spat up by the sea and are slowly being retaken by it.
Blackpool, England

Comedy Carpet

A typographic tribute to the many comedic greats who make Great Britain laugh.
Blackpool, England

High Tide Organ

This sculpture is an instrument played by the swell of the seas.
Torrevieja, Spain

The Pink Lake of Torrevieja

Bacteria and algae give the salty water its bubblegum hue.
Nether Alderley, England

Alderly Edge Mines

The oldest known metal-mining site in England dates back to the Bronze Age.
Gloucestershire, England

Chedworth Roman Villa

Deep in the countryside lie the remains of one of the grandest Roman dwellings in Britain.
Sheffield, England

Paternoster Lift

One of the last doorless, continuously moving elevators still in use in the U.K.
Gloucestershire, England

Severn Bore

This stretch of the River Severn where large waves flow against the current is the birthplace of river surfing.
Lerma, Spain

Ducal Palace of Lerma

The former home of a conniving 17th century politician is now a high-end hotel.
Aranda de Duero, Spain

Bodegas of Aranda de Duero

A network of hundreds of interconnected wineries in caves hides under the town center.
Santander, Spain

Magdalena Peninsula

This beautiful spit of land was once the summer playground of the king of Spain.
Derbyshire, England

The Crazy Pinnacle

There's a strange stone hoodoo towering atop a wooded hillside and no one is quite sure how it got there.
Devon, England

Templer Way

This trail follows unique stone railroad tracks and a historic waterway to the south coast of Devon.
Alicante, Spain

Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ)

Fascinating exhibits of prehistoric and ancient artifacts displayed with a uniquely modern touch.
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

This hilarious English intersection is an automotive whirlpool.
East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Greenwich Meridian Trail

This long-distance walking route follows the Prime Meridian line as it passes through England.
Wiltshire, England

West Kennet Long Barrow

It's possible to walk inside one of the largest Neolithic tombs in Britain.
Alicante, Spain

Lucentum

A well-restored ancient archaeology site gives a real feel for life during the Roman age.