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Places visited in Tintagel, England
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Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden Observatory

Devious political maneuvering and four ancient, working telescopes are central to the world's second-oldest observatory.
Leiden, Netherlands

Burcht van Leiden

This 11th-century castle sits so low you can't see it behind the surrounding buildings.
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen

This fairytale castle was built as a show of power but was nearly torn down thanks to its history of torture.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Micropia

The world's first zoo for microbes collecting the horrible and wonderful things living on and around us.
Minions, England

The Hurlers

Cornish legend says these ancient circles were people turned to stone for playing hurling on a Sunday.
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
London, England

Two Princes Staircase

Richard III supposedly disposed of his nephews' bodies here in an effort to seal his claim to the throne.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
Waimes, Belgium

Signal de Botrange

The highest point in Belgium is a staircase to nowhere.
Cornwall, England

King Arthur's Stone

A 6th-century stone lies at the site of the mythical battle waged between King Arthur and his nemesis Mordred.
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Post Office

A whimsical cottage from the 1300s with a preserved Victorian-era post office inside.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
Faro, Portugal

Capela de Ossos Bone Chapel

This small chapel is built of human bones and decorated with a golden skeleton.
Remouchamps, Belgium

Caves of Remouchamps

Hiding the longest subterranean river known in the world.
Berlin, Germany

Burgermeister

Where once there was a train station bathroom, there is now this German burger joint.
Berlin, Germany

Monster Kabinett

Part art gallery, part haunted house, this robotic art display is a terrifying experience.
Santa Luzia, Portugal

Cemetery of Anchors

Dead weights honor the dead of Portugal's fishing industry.
Berlin, Germany

Deutsches Currywurst Museum

A museum dedicated to a Cold War era sausage.
Büren, Germany

Castle of Wewelsburg

Magical Nazi castle of the SS.
Rennes-le-Château, France

Rennes-Le-Château

French commune at the heart of conspiracies.
Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle

This Romanian fairytale castle would make Dracula (who is said to have been imprisoned there) jealous.
Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
Sinaia, Romania

Peleș Castle

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe.