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Duffus, Scotland

Sculptor's Cave

A beachside cave filled with Bronze Age metalwork, pottery, and human remains.
Burghead, Scotland

The Burning of the Clavie

Even after the church tried to wipe the practice out, this pagan festival lives on each year in a small Scottish village.
Elgin, Scotland

Dandy Lion

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

Scottish Borders Wojtek the Soldier Bear

The beloved war-time celebrity spent time in the area before retiring to the Edinburgh Zoo.
Inverness, Scotland

Ship Space

The Titanic sails again in one Scotland man's backyard.
Inverness, Scotland

Old High Church Kirkyard

The oldest church in Inverness witnessed the brutal executions of many Scottish soldiers.
Glasgow, Scotland

Cineworld Renfrew Street

The Guinness Record holder as the "tallest cinema in the world" is a building with screens in almost every one of its 12 floors
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
Catacol, Scotland

Twelve Apostles

These quaint cottages feature built-in signaling devices for fishermen.
Colares, Portugal

Praia da Ursa

In Portugal, a secluded stretch of untouched natural beauty hides at the bottom of a steep hill.
Colares, Portugal

Cabo da Roca

One Portuguese poet described this cape, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, as "where the land ends and the sea begins."
Cascais, Portugal

Boca do Inferno

A unique seaside cave where Aleister Crowley faked his own death.
Lisbon, Portugal

Cinemateca Portuguesa

In addition to showing films, this one-screen arthouse cinema from the late 1940s is a museum of old film equipment.
Lisbon, Portugal

Church Sagrado Coração

Tucked away inside this concrete building is a church and its grand display of brutalist architecture.
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills.”
Lisbon, Portugal

Estufa Fria

This once-forgotten oasis in the middle of Lisbon was first created over a century ago quite by accident.
Lisbon, Portugal

Conserveira de Lisboa

The best place in the world to buy tinned fish.
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Hunterian Museum

A 200-year-old collection of oddities and medical paraphernalia.
Glasgow, Scotland

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

The elaborate clockwork contraptions in this Scottish gallery create small worlds of whimsy and horror.
Glasgow, Scotland

Rottenrow Gardens

A serene public space nestled within the remains of Glasgow’s Victorian maternity hospital
Glasgow, Scotland

'Empire'

This neon sign is an homage to an Alfred Hitchcock film.
Glasgow, Scotland

Kelvingrove Pipe Organ

Inside this art museum resides one of Glasgow's most famous musical instruments.
East Lothian, Scotland

Bass Rock

This tiny island is home to the world's largest colony of Northern gannets.
Dunino, Scotland

Dunino Den

A site of pagan worship which still attracts people looking for fairies.