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Canberra, Australia

Phar Lap's Heart

The gigantic preserved heart of a champion racehorse.
Langwarrin, Australia

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park

For better or worse, this whimsical sculpture garden was a favorite place of Rupert Murdoch's.
East Melbourne, Australia

Fairies Tree

A whimsical menagerie of creatures carved into a 300-year-old tree trunk.
Melbourne, Australia

Princess Theatre

One of the oldest theaters in Australia, it's also said to be haunted by a performer who died on stage.
Melbourne, Australia

Larry La Trobe Statue

Melbourne's favorite bronze dog.
East Melbourne, Australia

Captain Cook's Cottage

The 18th-century home was disassembled into 253 cases and brought all the way from the other side of the world.
Melbourne, Australia

Marionette Fob Watch

Every hour a secret compartment drops from this giant pocket watch, revealing a lovely surprise.
Hobart, Australia

Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Countless expeditions have left Tasmania to explore Antarctica, but this island state has an even deeper connection with the sea.
Dunedin, New Zealand

Baldwin Street

One of the world's steepest streets seems to have houses sliding down it.
Port Campbell, Australia

Loch Ard Gorge

A clear example of the process of erosion in action.
Dadswells Bridge, Australia

The Giant Koala

Popular tourist destination now stands as a memorial to Sam the koala.
Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Oradour

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

Murals of Angoulême

The vibrant buildings in the “capital of the comic strip” celebrate the art form that made it famous.
Bordeaux, France

Miroir d'eau

The world's largest reflecting pool is just two centimeters deep.
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France

Underground Church of Saint-Jean at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

The largest underground church in Europe.
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Poison Garden

The sign at the garden gate reads: "These Plants Can Kill."
Kerry, Ireland

Charlie Chaplin's Vacation Statue

An Irish town has built a statue to a silent film actor simply thanks to the holidays he once spent there.
Kerry, Ireland

Telegraph Field Valentia Island

This beautiful site is where the first transatlantic telegraph was sent from.
Hereford, England

Hereford Cathedral Chained Library

Rare collection of medieval books under lock and key.
Hereford, England

Hereford Mappa Mundi

The largest known medieval map of the world.
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
Bundoora, Australia

Larundel Mental Asylum

Dilapidated ruins that once treated a notorious young serial killer, currently hosting vandals, squatters, and ghost hunters.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
Milton Keynes, England

Bletchley Park

Home to Alan Turing, the cracking of the Enigma code, and Captain Ridley's shooting party.