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Durham, England

Marquess of Londonderry Statue

A monument with a strange legend involving a horse's tongue.
Durham, England

Rookhope Arch

This magnificent arch is all that remains of a former smelt mill.
Stanhope, England

Stanhope Fossil Tree

This sandstone tree trunk is a relic from a long-past era when England had a more tropical climate.
Allendale Town, England

Neil Cole's Adventures in Science Fiction: Museum of Sci-fi

Aliens and monsters lurk inside this museum dedicated to one man's lifelong adoration of all things sci-fi.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Benwell Roman Temple

This Roman archeological site is hidden amid a 1930s housing estate.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Blackfriars Friary

The remains of a Dominican friary, once one of the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

St. Mary's Well, Jesmond

A famous pilgrimage site that remains hidden in the midst of a city.
Durham, England

Stone Gargoyle Chair

An unusual stone chair can be found on the banks of the River Wear, not far from Durham Cathedral.
Houghton le Spring, England

Penshaw Monument

The nearly 200-year-old folly has a secret spiral staircase hidden in one of its pillars.
Sunderland, England

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

A museum and gardens with unusual plants and a history of progressive programming for the blind.
Tyne and Wear, England

Mowbray Park Walrus

This lonely bronze walrus celebrates a character in a Lewis Carroll poem.
Durham, England

South Bailey Sewer Lamp

These lamps were created to expel sewer gases after an event known as The Great Stink.
Durham, England

The Count's House

A rather grand, but tiny, folly on the banks of the River Wear associated with a Polish count.
Durham, England

Sanctuary Knocker

Hundreds of years ago, this lion-shaped door knocker could help a person accused of a crime find temporary safe haven in Durham Cathedral.
Durham, England

Café on the Green

Take afternoon tea in a 17th-century almshouse.
Durham, England

Palace Green Library

This library dates back to the late 17th century and was one of the first public lending libraries in England.
Lincolnshire, England

Kinema in the Woods

This century-old cinema is complete with musical interludes and boasts a rare projection system.
Birmingham, England

Black Sabbath Bridge

A bench and a bridge pay tribute to Birmingham's favorite heavy metal band.
Birmingham, England

Needless Alley

A small alleyway with an unusual moniker.
Coventry, England

Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock

Every hour on the hour a naked heroine and her leering foil appear from this giant cuckoo clock.
Jarrow, England

Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnels

Home to the longest wooden escalators in the world.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

This century-old grotesque has a mysterious history and may not actually be a rabbit.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Thomas Bewick Bust

This sculpture commemorates a naturalist and an illustrator whose work was a forerunner to modern field guides.
Northumberland, England

The Giant Spoon

A giant piece of cutlery designed to remind us about the origins of our food.