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Somerset, England

Vicars' Close

The oldest residential street in Europe also features an optical illusion.
Chesterfield, England

Chesterfield's Crooked Spire

The whimsical twist of this spire was either caused by the Devil, an unexpected virgin, or lead.
Derbyshire, England

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries.
Tissington, England

Derbyshire Well Dressing

The tradition of using flowers to decorate wells is once again thriving in England.
Town End, England

Crich Tramway Village

A collection of early 19th century trams set in a reconstructed period village.
Cromford, England

Cromford Mill

The world's first successful water-powered cotton mill paved the way for the factories of the British Industrial Revolution.
London, England

The Coronation Stone

Legend has it that seven Anglo-Saxon kings were coronated on this stone, located in the appropriately-named town of Kingston.
Cornwall, England

St Michael's Mount

A island reachable by a causeway at low tide is possibly one of the earliest Western European locations to be identified in text.
Bridgnorth, England

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

This charming railway is one of the oldest and steepest funiculars in England.
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
Rome, Italy

Antoninus and Faustina Temple

An ancient Roman temple first dedicated to an emperor's wife is now a church.
Croatia

Limski Kanal

This narrow fjord-like bay is the largest ria in the Mediterranean Sea.
Grožnjan, Croatia

Grožnjan Town Loggia

The Renaissance-era courthouse is a relic from the fortified town's centuries of Venetian rule.
Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters is still used today, but for less brutal events.
Achmelvich, Scotland

Hermit's Castle

Believed to be the smallest castle in Europe.
Oban, Scotland

McCaig’s Tower

Looking strangely like Rome's Colosseum, this unfinished tower has dominated the skyline for over 100 years.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

'Bana Thighearna nan Eilean' ('Our Lady of the Isles')

When a missile testing site was proposed near this site in the Outer Hebrides, this statue was commissioned in response.
Glencoe, Scotland

Massacre of Glencoe Monument

A solemn memorial in a majestic setting that honors a 1692 tragedy.
Highland, Scotland

Ben Nevis

The highest peak in the United Kingdom has a history of physics, specters, and a pilgrimage of strange objects.
Glenfinnan, Scotland

The Leaning Tower of Glenfinnan

A close look reveals that the Scottish monument is just slightly off-kilter.
Glenfinnan, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Now famous as the "Harry Potter bridge," this impressive concrete viaduct has long been an icon in its own right.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye Dinosaur Tracks

On this stunning Scottish island, you can walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs.
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain

The Stolpersteine of Ciutadella

These Stolpersteine located in Spain honor Republican soldiers who perished at the hands of Nazis after the fall of France.