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Places visited in Keswick, England
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London, England

William Wallace Memorial

A plaque hangs near the execution place of the Scottish Independence leader famously depicted in "Braveheart."
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound

Dolphins, ancient clams and hundreds of waterfalls make this one of the world's top tourist destinations.
Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower

A New Zealand communications tower stands as the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere.
Isle of Wight, England

Blackgang Chine

The UKs oldest theme park slowly slips away.
Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze

The longest hedge maze in the world.
Somerset, England

Willow Man

Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
Valencia, Spain

La Mascletá

A daily pyrotechnic celebration marks a beloved tradition during Valencia's festival season.
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Climb to the top of the world's largest seated bronze Buddha.
Llangennith, Wales

Worm's Head Tidal Island

A rocky sea serpent hides caves, blowholes, and a spectacular natural bridge.
Cardiff, Wales

Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle

Recently restored menagerie of Victorian-era beasts.
Oxfordshire, England

Uffington White Horse

The granddaddy of English geoglyphs dates back to the late Bronze Age.
Dorset, England

Old Harry Rocks

65 million-year-old chalk outcroppings mark the end of the Jurassic Coast.
Dorset, England

Tyneham Ghost Village

In 1943 the British military took control of this village, telling residents they had to leave temporarily. The villagers were never allowed to return.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Castle

A fantastic castle rumored to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
Devon, England

Buckfast Abbey

This historic Benedictine monastery brews a booze so toxic that it has often been blamed almost singularly for Scottish hooliganism.
Devon, England

Hound Tor

Legend says these rocks used to be hunting dogs, a story that may have inspired Sherlock Holmes' most famous case.
Keswick, England

Cumberland Pencil Museum

A museum in England’s Lake District dedicated to the trusty pencil wants you to know the story of their World War II spy pencils.
Keswick, England

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Stonehenge has nothing on Castlerigg’s views.
Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.