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Maastricht, Netherlands

Kruisherenhotel

A luxury hotel housed in a former 15th century Gothic church.
Maastricht, Netherlands

Selexyz Dominicanen

This centuries-old gothic monster has been converted into a sprawling, glossy bookstore.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Binns Clock

This historic timepiece was a popular meeting place for romantic rendezvous in the 1960s.
Edinburgh, Scotland

St. John's Churchyard Branch Sculpture

The artwork mysteriously appeared within an Edinburgh cemetery.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wojtek the Soldier Bear Memorial

A statue in the heart of Edinburgh honors a bear that served in the Polish military during World War II.
London, England

Joseph Grimaldi Park

An unassuming London park is actually a pilgrimage site for modern clowns.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
Waimes, Belgium

Signal de Botrange

The highest point in Belgium is a staircase to nowhere.
Blegny, Belgium

Blegny-Mine

Descend into the tunnels to experience the life of a coal miner.
Bassenge, Belgium

Tower of Eben-Ezer

A Belgian self-built tower inspired by the Bible and ancient civilizations.
Bassenge, Belgium

Fort Eben-Emael

This sprawling Belgian fort was once thought of as impenetrable but now it is simply an abandoned relic.
Gibraltar

Union Jack Steps

Red, white, and blue painted steps along with a Union Jack celebrate the outcome of Gibraltar's 1967 referendum.
Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
Ronda, Spain

Puente Nuevo

One of the most spectacular bridges in Spain spans a narrow chasm that divides the city of Ronda.
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
Cherhill, England

Cherhill White Horse

The geoglyph once sported a glass bottle eye.
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

This hilarious English intersection is an automotive whirlpool.
Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

Inch Abbey

A medieval abbey featured on 'Game of Thrones' that dates back to the 12th-century.
Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

The Grave of St. Patrick

A boulder in the Churchyard of Down Cathedral marks the legendary burial place of "The Apostle of Ireland."
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

King William III Statue

Commemorating the landing of William of Orange with his European army on their way to the Battle of the Boyne.
Carnlough, Northern Ireland

Garron Point Headland

Amazing vistas await visitors to this stretch of coastline.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Poppy Mural

A local remembrance for lives lost—a poppy for each—in war more than 100 years ago.
Whitehead, Northern Ireland

Victorian Walkway

This Victorian-era walkway is just one of the many 19th-century treasures in Whitehead.