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Places visited in Alnwick, England
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Munich, Germany

Georg Elser Plaque

A small square plaque marks a failed assassination attempt that could have changed history.
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
Berchtesgaden, Germany

The Eagle's Nest

Soaring over 6,000 feet in the Bavarian Alps, this beer garden was once Hitler's 50th birthday present.
Alnwick, England

Barter Books

This enormous secondhand bookstore inside a Victorian train station sparked the "Keep Calm and Carry On" craze.
Alnwick, England

The Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens

This giant wooden treehouse within a sprawling garden has its own eatery.
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Castle

This iconic 1,000-year-old medieval castle is a favorite of the film industry, most notably as the location for Hogwarts in Harry Potter.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cramond Ghost Island

Accessible only at low tide, the deserted island is dotted with World War II ruins.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Paperback Bookshop Rhinoceros

This small sculpture honors a shuttered bookshop that was the site of a fiery act of protest.
Edinburgh, Scotland

15 London Street

Inside this home, the Icelandic national anthem was born.
York, England

Kings Square Gravestones

This popular square's history as the former site of a church is hidden in plain sight.
Whitby, England

199 Steps Coffin Benches

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

Whitby Whale Bone Arch

These 20-foot jaw bones honor a time when the leviathan bones were a sign that whalers survived the hunt.
Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Caiy Stane

An ancient stone with mysterious origins stands in a residential neighborhood.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Shrine to Saint Andrew

Inside this cathedral is a shoulder bone belonging to the Patron Saint of Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Leith Mural

A multi-storied painting that depicts the area's rich and diverse maritime history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Colinton Tunnel

This former train tunnel is filled with lines from a poem crafted by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'BEACHCOMBER'

A public art installation with a nautical themed poem, enhances this pedestrian street.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wardrop's Court Dragons

A quartet of brightly colored mythical beasts stand sentry at this gateway.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charlotte Square

This city square dates back to the Scottish Enlightenment and was home to some of Scotland's brightest minds.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Zoological Roundels

These sculptures of various animals adorn the building that houses one of the capital's least known museums.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Netherbow Bell

The bell that once tolled atop a lost Edinburgh gate now hangs for all to see.
Musselburgh, Scotland

‘Memory and Reflection’

A shiny sculpture celebrating the mighty mollusk.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sciennes Jewish Burial Ground

This tiny weathered plot is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Scotland.