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Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
Bath and North East Somerset, England

Stanton Drew Stone Circles

One of the largest megalithic complexes in England, which local legend holds is a wedding party turned to stone by the Devil.
Bristol, England

Cheese Lane Shot Tower

A 142-foot-tall Q-tip on Bristol's skyline.
Bristol, England

Lollipop Be-Bop

A plaque claims this artwork outside a children's hospital was used in the 1998 Quidditch World Cup.
Bristol, England

The Nails

17th-century merchants in Bristol nailed their deals by placing money on these pedestals.
Stretford, England

The Barton Swing Aqueduct

A rotating bridge that carries a little canal over a larger one.
Alton, England

The Chained Oak

A creepy tree with a local legend that inspired a nearby theme park ride.
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

1 O'Clock Time Signal

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

The Steelworker Mural

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

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

Women of Steel

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

Sheffield General Cemetery

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

Whitby Wishing Chair

Legend says squeezing into this slender stone seat will make your wish come true.
Whitby, England

Whitby Museum, Library & Archive

The curious and tiny collection contains some very odd objects.
Whitby, England

Clarence the Crocodile

The much-beloved mascot of a local museum.
Whitby, England

Bram Stoker Memorial Seat

The view that inspired the scenes of Dracula's first landing in England.
Whitby, England

Whitby Horse Mounting Blocks

These carved, weathered stones once gave mail carriers and pub goers a leg up.
North Yorkshire, England

Wreck of the MV Creteblock

The remains of the concrete ship can be seen during low tide.
Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.
Whitby, England

199 Steps Coffin Benches

These planks were originally installed to hold the dead.
Whitby, England

Whitby Whale Bone Arch

These 20-foot jaw bones honor a time when the leviathan bones were a sign that whalers survived the hunt.