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Scottish Borders, Scotland

Great Polish Map of Scotland

This huge concrete map of Scotland was built as a thank you gift from a Polish soldier.
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Manuscript of Monte Cassino'

This sculpture of disembodied body parts forms a poignant memory of the horrors of World War II.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Tolbooth Tavern

Now home to a drinking establishment, this building has a macabre history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Morocco's Land Effigy

This unusual statue overlooking the Royal Mile has an interesting backstory.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Canongate Kirkyard

This Scottish graveyard is the final resting place of the man who inspired the character Ebenezer Scrooge.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Dunbar's Close

A verdant 17th-century-style garden hidden along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

One of the oldest and certainly best preserved Cistercian abbeys still in existence.
North Berwick, Scotland

North Berwick Law

An amazing model of a whale's jaw bone pays homage to the region's seafaring traditions.
North Berwick, Scotland

Ruins of Tantallon Castle

The one-time stronghold of the noble Douglas family, now home to ghost sightings and nesting birds.
Dunbar, Scotland

John Muir's Birthplace

The small Scottish townhouse where the "Father of the National Parks" was born.
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.
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.
York, England

The ‘Rocket' Locomotive

This innovative steam machine was no doubt the most famous of the pioneer locomotives.
York, England

National Railway Museum York

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Highlandman's Umbrella

Displaced highlanders would take shelter from the wet Scottish climate under the large walled bridge at Glasgow Central Station.
Glasgow, Scotland

Spitfire LA198

An icon of the Battle of Britain is frozen in flight in a grand Victorian museum.
Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal

Montemor-o-Novo Castle

This crumbling Portuguese ruin overlooks the populace it once ruled.
Évora, Portugal

Almendres Cromlech

"Portugal's Stonehenge" is made up of nut-like stones aligned with the heavens.
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
Portugal

Mina de São Domingos (Sao Domingos Mines)

An abandoned mine now resembles a post-apocalyptic landscape of derelict buildings and blood-red pools of water.
Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol

The world's largest wooden structure.