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Edinburgh, Scotland

The Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh

One of the oldest scientific gardens in Britain, containing more than 13,302 plant species in its core collection.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Inverleith House

Once home to a Scottish baronet, this 18th-century historic house doubles as a legendary art space.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Remains of Dolly the Sheep

The taxidermy remains of the first mammal ever cloned from an adult cell are on display in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Millennium Clock Tower

The dance of this huge clock is a magnificent and eerie commentary on good and evil in the history of humankind.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cramond Lioness

This Roman relic was discovered in Scotland by a mudlarking ferryman.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Abbey Ruins

Ruined 11th century abbey built by King David I in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Luckenbooths

Brass bricks outline the locations of Edinburgh's lost, lively market stalls.
Edinburgh, Scotland

St Giles' Cathedral Thistle Chapel

The 20th-century chapel’s intricate woodwork includes amazing details, most notably angels playing bagpipes.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charles II Statue

Edinburgh's oldest statue hides within a parking lot behind the city's iconic cathedral.
Edinburgh, Scotland

John Knox's Grave

The Scottish Reformation leader's grave was paved over and is now a parking lot.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Heart of Midlothian

A sweet symbol marks the place where torturous executions were once carried out.
Edinburgh, Scotland

David Hume's Statue

Touching this 18th-century Scottish philosopher’s toe allegedly conjures good fortune.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Binns Clock

This historic timepiece was a popular meeting place for romantic rendezvous in the 1960s.
Henshaw, England

Sycamore Gap

Also known as "Robin Hood's tree," this tree has become a famed location along Hadrian's wall.
Aberystwyth, Wales

University of Aberystwyth Old College

A real-life Professor Snape once taught in this Welsh university building, which students of course nicknamed “Hogwarts.”
Wrexham, Wales

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The longest and tallest aqueduct in Britain can actually be sailed across.
York, England

Baile Hill

The little-known second castle that William the Conqueror built in York.
York, England

Kings Square Gravestones

This popular square's history as the former site of a church is hidden in plain sight.
York, England

The Snickelways of York

This network of narrow, medieval passages has the most delightful name.
York, England

Cat Statues of York

A century-old tradition has culminated in a small but singular collection of feline effigies.
Ripon, England

Ripon Cathedral Crypt

Reputedly based on the tomb of Jesus Christ, this crypt is the oldest surviving structure of any cathedral in England.
Durham, England

Stone Gargoyle Chair

An unusual stone chair can be found on the banks of the River Wear, not far from Durham Cathedral.
Durham, England

Marquess of Londonderry Statue

A monument with a strange legend involving a horse's tongue.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.