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Bath and North East Somerset, England

Solsbury Hill

An Iron Age hillfort rooted in Arthurian legend was made famous by musician Peter Gabriel.
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.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
Cheddar, England

The Cheddar Man and Cannibals Museum

Museum about life, death, and cannibalism in the Stone Age.
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project

The largest greenhouse in the world is home to over one million types of plants.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
Nanjing, China

Librairie Avant-Garde

With former lives as a bomb shelter and government parking lot, this shop is one of China’s most extraordinary locales for book-lovers.
Shanghai, China

Confucian Temple of Shanghai

A prestigious learning institute of old Shanghai.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Film Park

This film studio and amusement park is considered one of the greatest filming locations in China.
Shanghai, China

Guangfulin Relics Park

This theme park presents 5,000 years of Shanghai history and includes a "sunken" exhibition hall.
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Climb to the top of the world's largest seated bronze Buddha.
Khwaeng Wat Arun, Thailand

Wat Arun

This dazzling Buddhist temple was constructed from over one million ceramic tiles salvaged from a British shipwreck.
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
Brighton, England

The Royal Pavilion

Regency-era excess on the English Coast.
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of the History of Science

An extraordinary collection of scientific instruments - and Einstein's chalkboard - inside the world's oldest purpose built museum building.
Oxford, England

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Used as an example in one of the first dictionary entries for "museum" in 1706.
Oxford, England

The Eagle and Child

J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other "Inklings" met at the Oxford pub to discuss the now legendary fantasy stories they were writing.
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Rome, Italy

The Dome Illusion

A master of trompe-l'oeil creates a stunning, tourist-fooling dome out of a flat ceiling.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Cheese Museum

This cheese shop also houses a museum devoted to Dutch dairy.
East Molesey, England

Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court Palace

In 2013, historians discovered a hidden room devoted to the art of making royals' hot chocolate.
East Molesey, England

The Great Vine

The world's largest grapevine has produced a delicious harvest at Hampton Court Palace for almost 250 years.