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Devon, England

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

A unique journey back in time to an early 20th-century fairground.
London, England

Chi-Chi the Giant Panda

The beloved beast's taxidermy remains sit in the Natural History Museum's cafe.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

American International Rattlesnake Museum

A museum devoted entirely to the rattlesnakes and snake-related art.
Edinburgh, Scotland

‘A Canine Connection’

This sculpture commemorates Edinburgh's sister city and their respective celebrity dogs.
Southend-on-Sea, England

Southend Pier Railway

This charming, narrow-gauge railway in the Thames Estuary is sometimes referred to as the "Train to Nowhere."
London, England

Rolling Bridge

This unique bridge curls up like a caterpillar to let boats pass and then unfurls again to span a small canal.
Cambridge, England

Mathematical Bridge

Local legend says Isaac Newton built this footbridge without any screws, bolts, or nails.
Nefta, Tunisia

Lars Homestead

The original movie set for the home of "Star Wars" hero Luke Skywalker.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
Kirkstall, England

Kirkstall Abbey

Artists have long been drawn to these atmospheric 12th-century ruins.
El Jem, Tunisia

El Jem Amphitheatre

The largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheater in Africa was designed to seat 35,000 people.
Westminster, England

Fleet Air Arm Memorial

A haunting monument dedicated to the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm.
Barcelona, Spain

'Dona i Ocell' ('Woman and Bird')

This colorful statue welcomes visitors to a Barcelona park.
Worthing, England

Dome Cinema

It was once the longest continuously running cinema in the United Kingdom.
Cornwall, England

Lanyon Quoit

A neolithic dolmen that was rebuilt after collapsing during the 19th century.
London, England

The Burney Relief

This bewitching Babylonian goddess haunts a hallway of the British Museum.
London, England

Charing Cross Mural

The medieval woodcut-style artwork chronicles life in medieval London.
Barcelona, Spain

Las Arenas de Barcelona

An early 20th-century bullring converted into a modern shopping center.
Thursford, England

Thursford Collection

A large collection of steam engines, organs, and fairground attractions.
Newhaven, England

Newhaven Fort

A Victorian Fort built into the chalky cliffs that overlook the English Channel.
Granada, Spain

Muslim Gravestones of the Alhambra

Spanish architects used seized Muslim gravestones to rebuild parts of the fortress.
Nottingham, England

The Caves of Nottingham

A labyrinthine underworld of tunnels and caverns hides beneath the city.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Red Mountain

The eroded core of an ancient volcano is now accessible by a short hike.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charles II Statue

Edinburgh's oldest statue hides within a parking lot behind the city's iconic cathedral.