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Derbyshire, England

Winnats Pass

A magnificent winding road through a steep valley, with deep natural caverns at the bottom
Castleton, England

Peak Cavern's Rope Factory

Some of England's last cave dwellers lived and worked within this huge cave.
Buxton, England

Chee Dale Stepping Stones

These unique stepping stones hug a river's edge to take hikers on a journey through a limestone gorge.
England

Stanage Edge

This iconic Peak District ridge was once one of the busiest roads in medieval Britain.
Eyam, England

Eyam Plague Village Museum

Eyam took steps to quarantine themselves and keep the plague from spreading.
Ashbourne, England

Dovedale Stepping Stones

These quintessentially English stepping stones were built for Victorian tourists.
Tissington, England

Derbyshire Well Dressing

The tradition of using flowers to decorate wells is once again thriving in England.
Derbyshire, England

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries.
Newark-on-Trent, England

The Newark Castle Remains

This English medieval castle is where King John died of dysentery.
Stanton Lees, England

Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Legend says this little-known stone circle is formed from people petrified as punishment for dancing on the Sabbath.
Chesterfield, England

Chesterfield's Crooked Spire

The whimsical twist of this spire was either caused by the Devil, an unexpected virgin, or lead.
Gotham, England

The Original Gotham

The storied English village that pretended to be insane inspired NYC's nickname and the fictional namesake in the DC Comics universe.
Oxton, England

Robin Hood's Hill

This Bronze Age burial mound used to be called "Robin Hood’s Piss-Pot" until it was renamed by spoilsport Victorians.
Cromford, England

Cromford Mill

The world's first successful water-powered cotton mill paved the way for the factories of the British Industrial Revolution.
Nottinghamshire, England

Papplewick Pumping Station

This Victorian marvel of engineering and artistic prowess is nicknamed the "Cathedral of Steam."
Nottingham, England

The Arboretum

This unchanged Victorian park is rumored to have been the inspiration behind Peter Pan's Neverland.
Nottingham, England

Wollaton Hall

A striking 500-year-old mansion provides an unexpectedly sublime home for live deer and a menagerie of exotic stuffed animals.
Nottinghamshire, England

Stew Pond at Newstead Abbey

In this medieval fish bowl, the carp weren't pets.
Nottinghamshire, England

Newstead Abbey

The ancestral home of beloved English poet Lord Byron has a bizarre history.
Stapleford, England

The Hemlock Stone

Left by the Devil, an ancient quarry or just plain old erosion, this enigmatic rock pillar rises 28 feet from the hillside.
Ilkeston, England

Scala Cinema

This 1913 single-screen cinema is a charming survivor in the age of the multiplex.
Dale Abbey, England

Hermits Cave at Dale Abbey

Inspired by a dream, a hermit carved out a home in this sandstone bank to live a life of contemplation and prayer.
Nottingham, England

The Caves of Nottingham

A labyrinthine underworld of tunnels and caverns hides beneath the city.
Nottingham, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.