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Bushmills, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Railway

This tiny train shuttles passengers to one of Northern Ireland's most spectacular sights.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Witches' Pillory

A replica memorializes the site where women were punished after the last witchcraft trial in Ireland.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

'Journey of Doors'

A trail of "Game of Thrones"-themed doors carved from fallen trees from the iconic Dark Hedges.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges

The atmospheric road was never meant to be so creepy.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Crown Liquor Saloon

This Victorian-era public house has set the standard for pub-style elegance for over a hundred years.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Great Light

One of the largest lenses of its kind ever created, this former ship beacon has been brought down to Earth.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

'Alec the Goose'

The statue honors a beloved bird that once roamed St. George's Market.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Radar Tower

An abandoned shipping control tower looks like a satellite perched at the end of a pier.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Churchill Tank

A restored World War II Churchill Mark VII Tank now stands guard in Carrickfergus.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Knights

These sculptures honor the knights who once called Carrickfergus Castle their stronghold.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Samson and Goliath

These engineering masterpieces are a dominant feature of the Belfast skyline.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Albert Memorial Clock

This massive monument has been telling the time for 150 years—at a slight angle.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Europa Hotel

It was once nicknamed "the most bombed hotel in Europe."
Belfast, Northern Ireland

SS Nomadic

The ship built to ferry passengers and goods to the doomed Titanic is now the last remaining White Star Line vessel.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

River Farset

Belfast's namesake river still winds below the city center, hidden from sight.
Bristol, England

Hermit's Cave and Quaker Burial Ground

A medieval cave used to shelter local hermits now holds nearly 200 old Quaker gravestones.
Selby, England

The Washington Window

This stained-glass window in an English church bears the coat of arms of George Washington's family.
Darwen, England

India Mill Chimney

One of the tallest mill chimneys in Lancashire gave up its ornate cast iron "crown" during World War II to assist the war effort.
Sasamón, Spain

Museo Salaguti

Salaguti's live-in museum: a fortress against criticism and consumer art.
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
South Yorkshire, England

Oaks Memorial Sculpture

Graham Ibbesons's moving tribute to the victims of England's worst mining disaster.
London, England

Tower of London's Ceremony of the Keys

The ritual has been performed uninterrupted for nearly 700 years.
Clitheroe, England

Clitheroe Castle

The second smallest castle keep in England.