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Lincoln, England

Temple Bruer

This lone tower casts an outstretched shadow over the site of a once-wealthy Knights Templar preceptory.
Lincolnshire, England

Marshall's Yard

Once the largest factory complex in all of Europe, this converted shopping center celebrates its industrial past in a big way.
Lynford, England

Grime's Graves

A strange and ancient landscape hides the dark, cavernous remains of a 5,000-year-old flint mine.
Thetford, England

Thetford Warren Lodge

This 15th-century fortification was built to defend bunnies.
South Harting, England

Vandalian Tower

This ruined folly was originally built to honor a failed American state that would have become "Westsylvania."
Eyam, England

Hall Hill Troughs

One of the U.K's earliest public water supplies is within the "plague village."
Sheffield, England

'Iron Henry'

This unique sculpture of a steelworker is hidden amid the trees of Sheffield.
Sheffield, England

The Giant Hands and Giant Feet of Wincobank

In this quiet English suburb, giant steel hands and feet dot the landscape.
Chesterfield, England

Chesterfield's Crooked Spire

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

Posh Pillar and her Daughters

As part of a larger public art project, three pillars honor the past of Wincobank.
Sheffield, England

Enchanted Chairs

A collection of throne-inspired sculptures dot the landscape of Wincobank.
England

Toad's Mouth

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

The Round Building

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

Rivelin Valley Chair

Seemingly straight out of a fairy tale, a steel chair sits on a tiny island only accessible by stepping stones.
Derbyshire, England

Stanage Edge

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

Monkey Beach

This stretch of beach is the site of a prime watering hole and a primate watchtower.
Burnham-on-Sea, England

Burnham-on-Sea Low Lighthouse

The unusual stilted beacon is the town's only active lighthouse.
Clevedon, England

Clevedon Pier

Constructed from recycled wrought iron railroad tracks, it's been described as the most beautiful seaside pier in England.
Farnham, England

Waverley Abbey

The ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian monastery can be found alongside World War II tank traps and pillboxes.
Surrey, England

Leith Hill Tower

Gothic tower where Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote the poem "The Sleeping Beauty."
Somerset, England

Vicars' Close

The oldest residential street in Europe also features an optical illusion.
Cheddar, England

The Cheddar Man and Cannibals Museum

Museum about life, death, and cannibalism in the Stone Age.
Woking, England

'The Martian'

An enormous alien invades Woking, England, as an homage to the H.G. Wells classic "The War of the Worlds."
Cobham, England

Painshill Park Follies

Amazing collection of folly buildings in Cobham, Surrey.