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Some odd places to visit in Europe   Europe

Started Jul-8 by Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 228 views.

Best Unusual Places To Visit in Europe in 2022

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Located near the Bushmills in Northern Ireland, Giant’s Causeway is a unique natural wonder and one of the best and most unusual places to visit in Europe.

It consists of approximately 40,000 peculiarly shaped basalt columns formed as a result of a volcanic eruption. There is also a legend that says these rocks were built by a giant and hence the name.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can get more information in the Causeway Tourist Center about the site and buy souvenirs.

Tromso, Norway

One of the largest cities in Northern Norway, Tromso is an important fishing port and one of the main places to witness the breathtaking natural phenomenon – the Northern lights (Aurora Borealis).

Every year in January-February, this city hosts a musical extravaganza called the Northern Lights Festival (Nordlysfestivalen), beckoning symphonic orchestras and artists from Scandinavia. It is also one of the top places to experience the midnight sun, visible here from mid-May through mid-July.

Giethoorne, The Netherlands

Located in the Overijssel province of Holland, Giethoorne is a small fairytale-like village connected by over 180 bridges and canals. A unique landscape that merits it being one of the most unusual places to visit in Europe.

Also known as the Venice of the North, this idyllic village is full of thatched farmhouses, wooden footbridges, and verdant gardens. It is part of the Weerribben-Wieden National Park, and the Museum Giethoorn ‘t Olde Maat Uus is one of the main highlights here.

Holy Trinity Monastery, Kalambaka, Greece

The Holy Trinity Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built on the Meteora stones, which translates to ‘in the middle of the sky.’

Its strategic location on a clifftop is a sight to behold and can be reached by road to the nearby cliff and taking a cable car to cross the gorge or climbing the stairs. These imposing sandstone pillars stand at the height of 400 meters and are surrounded by lush greenery. A true sight to behold that makes it one of the best unusual places to visit in Europe.

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I'd recommend Skellig Michael off the Kerry coast in Ireland too. It's a bare rock with old monastic cells and was a location for Star Wars!

And I didn't know that about Star Wars, that maks it cooler!