ATLAS OBSURA: YOU NEED TO KNOW

Holidays are great. Who doesn’t love a holiday? But if extreme sports aren’t your thing, sand gets in your underwear and you’ve already marvel led at the relics of European civilisation – then we have something for you. Or, we should say that Atlasobscura.com has something for you.

We’re talking Rock Tombs in Turkey, Houdini’s grave in New York, a fetish market in Togo – all the weird stuff you’ve seen on TV , but on your own doorstep.

Here are a few of our personal favourites from the Great British Isles just to whet your appetite:

KELBURN CASTLE, Scotland

A 13th century castle covered in graffiti… two words – MEGA. LOLZ.

PORTMEIRION VILLAGE, Wales

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales. Do not adjust your screen settings – this is actually Wales. Why oh why was Gavin & Stacey not set here?

RICHARD BURTON’S TENT-TOMB, London

Eclectic final resting place of the controversial explorer. WOW… Not that Richard Burton…that had us going for a minute. Just imagine, what would Liz say?

PRINCIPALITY OF SEALAND, Suffolk

550 square metre micro-nation  off the coast of Britain. Who lives here?

CHURCH OF SAINT MORWENNA AND ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, Cornwall

An ancient church rebuilt at least three times. Are you thinking what we’re thinking? A real life Polly Pocket!!!