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Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
Stanton Lees, England

Earl Grey Tower

This tower was constructed to commemorate the man who helped bring true democracy to the United Kingdom.
Norwich, England

Tombland Alley

A 16th-century footpath said to be haunted by a young girl that died trapped within its misshapen old house.
East Somerton, England

The Witch's Leg at St Mary's Church

A witch wreaks ruinous revenge on this ancient church with her "enchanted leg."
Norfolk, England

Wellesley Road Grandstand

These grandstands are among the oldest continuously used stands in the world.
Southwold, England

Southwold Jack

Keep a lookout for replicas of this wooden soldier hiding in plain sight all around town.
Dunwich, England

The Last Grave

This melancholy headstone is the only remaining evidence of a medieval church lost to the sea.
Dunwich, England

The Lost Town of Dunwich

A village on the east coast of England that has almost completely eroded into the North Sea.
Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco

Kasbah Aït Benhaddou

A fortified city, home to a remaining population of five families
Bastogne, Belgium

McAuliffe Memorial and Sherman Tank

Dedicated to the American general whose reply to a German demand for surrender was simply "Nuts!"
Leeds, England

Royal Armouries Museum

One of three sites in England that house the National Collection of Arms and Armour.
Foxton, England

Foxton Locks

The longest and steepest staircase locks in the United Kingdom.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
Thành phố Hội An, Vietnam

Japanese Covered Bridge

One of Vietnam's most iconic landmarks was built by Japanese merchants and is now in danger of sinking.
England

Stanage Edge

This iconic Peak District ridge was once one of the busiest roads in medieval Britain.
Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.
Whitby, England

199 Steps Coffin Benches

These planks were originally installed to hold the dead.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
Bowness-on-Windermere, England

New Hall Inn (The Hole in t' Wall)

This 17th-century pub once had a hole in its wall so the neighboring blacksmith could easily access beer.
Sydney, Australia

Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine

A monument to the 4,114 Irish orphan girls who arrived in Australia between 1848 and 1850.
Worthington, England

Worthington Round House

This old village lock-up is known as the "round house," but it is actually octagonal.
Cambridge, England

Scott Polar Research Institute Museum & Library

An extraordinary library and archive dedicated to the history of the Arctic and Antarctic poles.
Cambridge, England

The Eagle

The Cambridge pub where Francis Crick announced that he and James Watson had discovered the DNA double-helix.
Cambridge, England

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

A treasure trove of astronomical, mathematical, and scientific instruments at Cambridge University.