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Lytham, England

Old Lifeboat House

This former lifeboat house now used by a funeral service was the site of a 19th-century boating tragedy.
Saint Annes, England

Sand Dunes of St. Anne's

On moonless nights, it's said that you can still hear the church bell of a village that was swept out of the dunes and lost to the rising sea.
London, England

Café in the Crypt

This coffee shop lies hidden beneath a historic church.
Elda, Spain

Elda Footwear Museum

This Spanish shoe museum has history, has design, and has a pair of Rafael Nadal's tennies!
Manchester, England

Victoria Baths

These lovely Turkish-styled baths were brought back to life after winning a reality show competition.
Manchester, England

Where Rolls Met Royce

Two of the most notable names in automobile history are commemorated at the place where they're said to have first met.
Manchester, England

Afflecks

Over 70 independent businesses have set up shop in this former Victorian department store.
Manchester, England

Rolls-Royce Reg. No. AX148

One of the oldest Rolls-Royce automobiles in existence, this vehicle was once driven by Henry Royce himself.
Montreal, Québec

Oratoire St. Joseph

City law dictates that this mountaintop cathedral containing the heart of a saint is to remain the tallest building in town.
Manchester, England

RNCM Collection of Historic Musical Instruments

Over 300 historical instruments from around the world can be found in the Royal Northern College of Music's basement.
London, England

The Fourth Plinth

Originally meant to hold a statue of King William IV, this support sat empty for years. Today, it hosts a rotating cast of public artwork.
Manchester, England

'Journey'

This bronze sculpture represents the helpless, hapless, and the damned who have passed through Piccadilly station since it opened in 1842
Manchester, England

The Great Hall within the Royal Exchange

Once called "the biggest room in the world," this Victorian-era hall is so large that it contains a smaller 1970s heptagonal theatre.
Manchester, England

The Haçienda Apartments

This building's name and a plaque are all that's left of what was probably the most important nightclub of the Madchester music scene.
Manchester, England

Pankhurst Centre

The former home of one of the U.K.’s most notable families of suffragettes is now a museum dedicated to women’s rights.
Manchester, England

Dalton's Entry

An obscure walkway dedicated to a scientist who helped pave the way for the world to sit up and take notice of Manchester.
Manchester, England

Tower of Light

When the city of Manchester built a new centralized heating network, they did it with style.
Stanton Lees, England

Earl Grey Tower

This tower was constructed to commemorate the man who helped bring true democracy to the United Kingdom.
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.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
Derbyshire, England

Rowtor Rocks

This mysterious hilltop collection of Druid carvings isn't quite what it seems.
Urmston, England

Hulmes Ferry

A free ferry service has run between these two English villages since 1885.
Manchester, England

Hanging Ditch Bridge

The construction of this bridge dates back to the 15th century.
Manchester, England

Mamucium Fort

Once used to protect important Roman trade routes.