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Sigiriya
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

An ancient stone fortress considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.
7.9500, 80.7500
Varlaam Monastery
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.
39.7142, 21.6311
House and car destroyed by German SS after the massacre at Oradour.
Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Oradour

A French ghost town from World War II, left as a memorial to German atrocities.
45.9303, 1.0339
Paris, France

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse

A popular shrine where the Blessed Virgin allegedly appeared in 1830, displaying a holy armchair and two incorruptible remains of Lady Saints.
48.8509, 2.3233
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
48.6352, -1.5105
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion Village

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales and the set of ITC classic "The Prisoner."
52.9176, -4.0929
Ceredigion, Wales

Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion

Three bridges straddle a stream, one stacked upon the other.
52.3770, -3.8499
Soldiers marching through the Menin Gate (before the modern structure) at the start of WWI
Ypres, Belgium

Menin Gate Memorial

A moving memorial to the fallen and missing from WWI trenches.
50.8513, 2.8842
Excavated, reconstructed 16th century cottage
Saint Fagans, Wales

St. Fagans National History Museum

Stroll through Welsh history in a village of reconstructed structures.
51.4869, -3.2726
The South Front and the South Lawn with the Seahorse Fountain. The exterior steps are a 19th century replacement for the original horseshoe shaped steps. (Wikimedia Commons)
Derbyshire, England

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries.
53.2279, -1.6121
Cardiff, Wales

Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle

Recently restored menagerie of Victorian-era beasts.
51.4811, -3.1824
Kilpeck, England

Kilpeck Church Carvings

Detailed sandstone carvings show an array of symbolism and adorable animals.
51.9704, -2.8093
A close-up photograph of the chained books
Hereford, England

Hereford Cathedral Chained Library

Rare collection of medieval books under lock and key.
52.0533, -2.7145
The site of Blackgang Chine current
Isle of Wight, England

Blackgang Chine

The UKs oldest theme park slowly slips away.
50.5886, -1.3129
Broadway, England

Broadway Tower and Nuclear Bunker

A petite castle folly in the English countryside.
52.0242, -1.8358
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
The Banqueting Room
Brighton, England

The Royal Pavilion

Regency-era excess on the English Coast.
50.8223, -0.1377
Many of the grave markers have ornate carvings.
London, England

Bunhill Fields

A famous burial ground with a history both grim and literary.
51.5236, -0.0889
Dome
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
51.5138, -0.1004
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
51.5131, -0.1103
The church exterior.
London, England

St. Leonard Church of Shoreditch

Historic church where a number of Shakespeare's actors are buried.
51.5243, -0.0773