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Staffordshire, England

Erasmus Darwin House

The house where Charles Darwin's grandfather formed many of his influential ideas and inventions.
Lichfield, England

Damaged Faces of Lichfield Cathedral

These medieval carvings bear scars left by Parliamentarian troops during the English Civil War.
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.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.
Normanton, England

Normanton Church

The sanctuary seems to either float atop the water or sink into the dirt, depending on the water level.
Oakham, England

Oakham Castle Horseshoes

Hundreds of huge, centuries-old horseshoes adorn the walls of this nontraditional 12th-century castle.
Newark-on-Trent, England

The Newark Castle Remains

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

Rufford Abbey

The undercroft is a spectacular example of medieval Cistercian architecture.
Derbyshire, England

Renishaw Hall

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

'Iron Henry'

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

Charmouth Beach

Cliffs full of fossils at the portal to England's Jurassic Coast.
Devon, England

'Verity'

An allegorical statue of a giant pregnant woman representing justice and truth.
Belper, England

Strutt's North Mill

This industrial gem was one of the earliest examples of a metal-framed building.
Derbyshire, England

Winnats Pass

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

Little John's Grave

A headstone notes where the most famous of Robin Hood's legendary Merry Men is reportedly buried.
Loughborough, England

'The Sockman'

This bare, bronze lad in a lone sock sits in the middle of Loughborough’s town center.
Biddulph, England

Biddulph Grange

This fantastical and eclectic English garden takes its inspiration from Egypt, China, the occult and more.
Worthington, England

Worthington Round House

This old village lock-up is known as the "round house," but it is actually octagonal.
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.
Nottingham, England

The Arboretum

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

Caludon Castle Ruins

This ruin in a suburban park may be the place where Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was first performed.
Coventry, England

Coventry Cathedral Ruins

The bombed out remains of the old church were kept intact next to the new one, as a reminder of the futility of war.
Coventry, England

St. Mary's Guildhall

Built in the 1300s, this magnificent building that hosted England's kings and queens transports you to the Middle Ages.