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Feshiebridge, Scotland

Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

These skilfully executed, poignant works of art dot a verdant Scottish dell.
Highland, Scotland

Ruthven Barracks

These ruins witnessed the final gathering of the failed Jacobite Rebellion.
Highland, Scotland

CairnGorm Mountain Railway

Scotland's only funicular railway is also the United Kingdom's highest.
Highland, Scotland

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Britain's only herd of free-ranging reindeer.
Elgin, Scotland

Dandy Lion

A baffling beast so absurd a town councilman called it "intellectual vomit in technicolor."
Heckington, England

Heckington 8-Sail Windmill

The last working windmill in the U.K. that has eight sails.
Orkney, Scotland

The Stones of Stenness

Possibly the oldest of Britain's ancient henges is also one of its most stark.
Wick, Scotland

Ebenezer Place

The world's shortest street was created by an awkwardly placed hotel.
Dunnet, Scotland

Dunnet Head Lighthouse

The most northern place on the mainland of Great Britain.
John o' Groats, Scotland

John o' Groats Marker

The sign marks one of the endpoints to mainland Britain's longest overland travel route.
Highland, Scotland

Dunrobin Castle

A castle in the Scottish Highlands has been continuously inhabited since the 1300s.
Heilam, Scotland

Ard Neackie Lime Kilns

The ruins of a defunct limestone quarry still haunt this Scottish promontory.
Highland, Scotland

Oil Rig Graveyard

Where the sleeping monsters of Scotland's oil industry are left to rust.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.
Iceland

Laufskálavarða

Cairns built to bring travelers good luck stretch across the land like miniature stone mountains.
Valhallarvegur, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Punk Museum

This tiny museum's sizable collection is jammed into a former underground public toilet.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
Heimaey, Iceland

World's Largest Puffin Colony

Every summer local children form "pysja patrols" to save young birds that have wandered from their nests.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Whales of Iceland

The largest whale museum in Europe allows visitors to walk among life-size giants.
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.