Fishery Watchtower

Galway City

The Fisheries Watchtower on the River Corrib, Galway City, Ireland.

Getty Images/iStockphoto

Constructed in the 1850s, this butter-coloured Victorian tower was used to monitor fish stock levels (and poachers). Now restored, the unique trilevel building contains a tiny museum that gives an overview of Galway's salmon-fishing industry through displays including photos, along with fantastic views over the waterways.