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Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

This century-old gargoyle has a mysterious history and may not actually be a rabbit.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England

Saltburn Cliff Lift

This beautiful example of Victorian engineering is the oldest water-balanced funicular anywhere in the world.
Middlesbrough, England

'Temenos'

This enormous sculpture honors an English town's engineering and industrial heritage
Middlesbrough, England

Moses Carpenter's Grave

The final resting place of a celebrated First Nations man who traveled through England with a snake oil salesman.
Middlesbrough, England

Tees Transporter Bridge

Built in 1911, the Tees Transporter Bridge is one of only six transporter bridges still in operation.
Seaham, England

Vane Tempest Sculptures

Public art now takes pride of place on the site of one of County Durham's last deep coal mines.
Seaham, England

Charybdis Fountain

A vortex fountain that seems to rise out of the ground.
Hartlepool, England

Hartlepool Monkey Memorial

The legend of a monkey that was hanged as a spy has inspired not only a football team name, but a successful mayoral campaign.
Hartlepool, England

Steetley Magnesite

Derelict chemical plant on the North Sea is a beautiful industrial ruin.
Hartlepool, England

Heugh Gun Battery Memorial Tablet

This memorial honors the first British soldier killed by enemy action on home soil during World War I.
Hartlepool, England

Andy Capp Statue

This sculpture honors a long-beloved English comic strip in the main character's hometown.
New York, New York

The Real Winnie the Pooh & Pals

The original toys that inspired the beloved children's stories are on display at the New York Public Library.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tiny Hidden Houses on Westerstraat

Seven mini rowhouses fill the gap between 54 and 70 Westerstraat.
Manchester, England

Circus Tavern

This tiny watering hole claims to have the smallest bar counter in Europe.
Manchester, England

'22 Bees'

This massive memorial commemorates those who died in the Manchester Arena bombing.
Ironbridge, England

The Iron Bridge

This bridge is the first to be made entirely from iron, but designed like it was still made of wood.
Seaham, England

'Eleven 'O' One'

Locals affectionately dubbed this World War I memorial "Tommy."
Northumberland, England

Northumberlandia: Lady of the North

A million and a half tons of earth were used to create one of the world's largest land sculptures.
Spanish Battery, England

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House Museum

A collection of maritime artifacts from the world's first volunteer life brigade.
Stoke Heath, England

The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

A slightly surreal menagerie of structures that were lovingly spared from demolition and reconstructed in a field.
Stoke Heath, England

National Telephone Kiosk Collection

An ode to the classic piece of British street furniture.
Rushock, England

John Bonham's Grave

The grave of the legendary "Bonzo" can often be seen covered in cymbals and drumsticks.
Worcestershire, England

Harvington Hall

Built by the patron saint of illusionists this Elizabethan manor house is riddled with secret cubbies for hiding priests.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.