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Barnsley, England

Dickie Bird Statue

This tribute to a beloved cricket umpire is a magnet for risqué pranksters.
Sheffield, England

Toad's Mouth

The view from this giant Stone Age toad is unexpectedly beautiful.
Derbyshire, England

Renishaw Hall

This lovely ancestral home inspired the author D.H. Lawrence, and features a tunnel made out of a living willow.
Thurgoland, England

Thurgoland Tunnel

A repurposed railway tunnel with otherworldly acoustic characteristics.
South Yorkshire, England

Wortley Top Forge

This industrial museum is based on one of the oldest standing iron forges in the U.K.
Catcliffe, England

Catcliffe Glass Cone

The oldest surviving glass furnace cone in Western Europe.
Brampton Bierlow, England

Needle's Eye

A folly built to satisfy a gentleman's bet that he could drive his horses through the eye of a needle.
Sheffield, England

Women of Steel

A tribute to the women who quietly kept the local steelworks alive during both world wars.
Sheffield, England

The Steelworker Mural

This magnificent mural was created with over 30,000 colored bricks.
Sheffield, England

Cobweb Bridge

The whimsical steel spider lurking in the shadows of this suspension bridge shows that engineers can have a sense of humor.
Wentworth, England

Wentworth Woodhouse

The UK's largest private house was the subject of a long-lasting political dispute.
Sheffield, England

Bessemer Converter at Kelham Island Industrial Museum

One of the last remnants of the Bessemer process that revolutionized steel production during the industrial age.
Rotherham, England

Keppel's Column

An oddly shaped tower built to mark the acquittal of Admiral Keppel in a controversial 1770s case.
Sheffield, England

Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Memorials

Three memorials honor the victims of the worst sports stadium disaster in Britain.
Derbyshire, England

Blue John Cavern

A cavern system of semi-precious stones that not only mines rare minerals but also tourists' dollars.