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Dundee, Scotland

'Bruin'

This monument depicts a harrowing event involving an escaped polar bear.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Eagle Rock

A remnant of the Roman army's presence on the coast of Scotland.
Saint Andrews, Scotland

Hamish McHamish Statue

This bronze statue was erected to honor a small Scottish town's beloved stray cat.
Scotland

Scotland's Secret Bunker

A nuclear bunker built to shelter the politicians and important people of Scotland in case of nuclear attack.
Palma, Spain

Tren de Sóller

This historic electric train has operated with regularity since the early 1900s.
Alnwick, England

The RMS Olympic Dining Room

This restaurant was removed from the famed sister ship of the Titanic and placed within a hotel.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Newcraighall Monuments

Mining, a local filmmaker, and a philanthropist doctor all commemorated within a small space in suburban Edinburgh
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
Glasgow, Scotland

Nelson Monument Glasgow

One of the first monuments dedicated to the accomplishments of the great Vice Admiral, Horatio Nelson.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Drying Green

The old tradition of drying laundry on poles in the public green is still guaranteed by Glasgow city law.
Glasgow, Scotland

Templeton on the Green

The former home of the world-famous Templeton Carpet Factory.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Dunbar, Scotland

Dunbar Outdoor Pool Remains

This Scottish bay still reveals evidence of its days as a seaside swimming pool.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mason's Memorial Pillars

A rare remnant of an exposition that took place nearby at the end of the 19th-century.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Regent Bridge

A roadway designed for a visiting monarch.
Portobello, Scotland

Dewar Monument

A controversial cenotaph dedicated to a local physician with an unscrupulous past.
York, England

'Printer's Devil'

A Reformation-era fiery figurehead once denoted this location as a print shop.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Tolbooth Tavern

Now home to a drinking establishment, this building has a macabre history.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Amatller

This home designed for chocolate magnate Antoni Amatller is an exquisite treasure-box of Catalan Modernism.
Spain

Mount Teide

According to the Guanches, the aboriginal people of the Canary Islands, the king of evil lives inside this volcano.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Jougs Collar of Duddingston Kirk

A medieval device used to punish and shame wrongdoers still hangs outside the village church.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wild West Morningside

An American ghost town hides along a side street in Scotland's capital.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Huang Kuan Statue

The first Chinese student to graduate from a European university.