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Conwy, Wales

Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain

A former fisherman's hut deemed too small for habitation is now a delightful tourist draw.
Wrexham, Wales

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The longest and tallest aqueduct in Britain can actually be sailed across.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

St. Govan's Chapel

A hermit's tiny cell built into the cliffside that saved him in South Pembrokeshire.
Cardiff, Wales

Roman Walls of Cardiff Castle

The castle still holds traces of the abandoned Roman fort it was built atop.
Bradford-on-Avon, England

Tithe Barn

One of the largest medieval barns in England and architecturally one of the finest.
Bradford-on-Avon, England

Town Bridge & Lock-up

This bridge later moonlighted as a local jail.
Bath, England

Botanical Gardens of Bath

With lush plants and flowers, huge trees, ponds, and hidden monuments, this place feels a bit like discovering Narnia.
Bath, England

Pulteney Weir

This picturesque horseshoe weir was first built in the 1600s to prevent flooding in the town of Bath.
Wiltshire, England

Hackpen White Horse

England's only square-dimension hill horse was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's coronation.
Broad Town, England

Broad Town White Horse

A chalk horse cut into an English hillside in the 19th century.
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

This hilarious English intersection is an automotive whirlpool.
Snowshill, England

Snowshill Manor

The home of an eccentric Edwardian gentleman is packed to the rafters with handcrafted items collected over a lifetime.
Broadway, England

Broadway Tower and Nuclear Bunker

A petite castle folly in the English countryside.
Stow-on-the-Wold, England

St Edward's Church

This medieval sanctuary's tree-framed door looks like a portal to a mythical realm.
Dover, England

Dover Castle

One of the few standing Roman lighthouses and a labyrinth of tunnels are a couple of the secrets at this historic castle.
Lübeck, Germany

Danse Macabre Stained Glass

Dancing skeletal figures pay homage to a medieval mural destroyed during World War II.
Lübeck, Germany

The Devil's Stone

A statue honors the local legend that the devil helped build St. Mary's church after being tricked into thinking it was going to be a wine bar.
Kværndrup, Denmark

The Wooden Man

Generations have refused to move this doll from its dusty resting place to preserve a castle from a watery fate.
Odense, Denmark

'Stoppenålen' ('The Darning Needle')

This risqué sculpture, based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, caused outrage 35 years after it was erected.
Bremen, Germany

House of the Glockenspiel

Böttcherstraße's bells, extolling Nordic virtues and the great conquerors of the world.
Bremen, Germany

Bleikeller

Eight naturally mummified bodies in glass coffins are housed in an underground crypt.
Bremen, Germany

Der Lichtbringer (The Bearer of Light)

A stunning gilt bronze relief denounced by Hitler as "degenerate art"—even though it was dedicated to the Nazi leader.
Bremen, Germany

Bremer Ratskeller

One of the oldest wine cellars in Germany is now a restaurant beneath Bremen's town hall.
Leverkusen, Germany

Bayer Cross

Largest illuminated advertisement sign in the world.