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Derbyshire, England

The Upper Derwent Reservoirs

This chain of artificial lakes was an ideal test ground for the aircraft that would carry the "bouncing bombs" used by the WWII "Dambusters" squad.
Hope Valley, England

The Round Building

This petite cutlery factory sits on the foundations of a defunct gasworks.
Barnburgh, England

Barnburgh Crags

Mysterious stone faces line a hidden path great for seeing wildflowers, bird watching, and rock climbing.
England

Toad's Mouth

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

Stanage Edge

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

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

A preserved 18th century steel factory.
Wortley, England

Wortley Top Forge

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

Bishops' House

This house was home to a succession of park keepers for more than 90 years, but in all that time, it never had a toilet.
Sheffield, England

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Bear Pit

In the 19th century, this pit housed a fully grown black bear for the entertainment of visitors. Today there is a sculpture in tribute to the poor creature.
Sheffield, England

Sheffield General Cemetery

Cemetery established by the Victorians as a solution to the overflowing graveyards.
Sheffield, England

Women of Steel

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

1 O'Clock Time Signal

The once-a-day siren is a reminder of the days before time was standardized.
Sheffield, England

The Green Police Box

This police call box harkens back to an era of pre-radio communications, and has a rather unique feature.
Sheffield, England

Water Sculptures of Sheaf Square

An enormous steel waterfall is a nod to the substance that shaped Britain's Steel City.
Sheffield, England

Burton Street School

It's known as the "Full Monty school" thanks to its role in the beloved British comedy film.
Sheffield, England

The Old Queens Head

Amidst towering office buildings, a local pub lives inside Sheffield’s oldest surviving domestic building.
Sheffield, England

Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Memorials

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

The Steelworker Mural

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

Riverside Pub Mural

Located behind the Riverside Pub is a nautical fantasy from one of the area's renowned street artists.
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.
Elsecar, England

Elsecar Beam Engine

This jewel of an engine is one of Northern England's finest surviving legacies of the Industrial Revolution, even catching the eye of Henry Ford.
Wentworth, England

Wentworth Woodhouse

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