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Durham, England

Marquess of Londonderry Statue

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

Devil's Lapstone

This moss-covered boulder is said to be part of a diabolical plant to sabotage the Durham Cathedral's foundation.
Peterlee, England

Apollo Pavilion

A Brutalist monument in the middle of a housing estate by artist Victor Pasmore.
Ingleby Arncliffe, England

Ingleby Arncliffe Water Tower

A vintage fire engine is hidden inside this World War I-era water tower.
Northallerton, England

Whorlton Old Church

All that remains of a medieval village, mysteriously abandoned.
Whorlton, England

Whorlton Castle

An abandoned Yorkshire castle that is hidden in plain sight.
Durham, England

"Cat" Ball Court

These courts are the only ones of their kind in the world, made for a unique ball game that dates back to the 1700s.
Durham, England

South Bailey Sewer Lamp

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

Steel Men Of Wearside

This tribute to Sunderland's mining past stands outside the home of its football club.
Stirling, Scotland

Mar's Wark

The main residence of the Erskine family and the hereditary keeper of the nearby royal Stirling Castle.
Stirling, Scotland

The King's Knot

These formal gardens were designed to be admired from the vantage point of the castle.
Stirling, Scotland

The Star Pyramid

This pyramid is dedicated to all those who suffered martyrdom for civil and religious liberty in Scotland.
Stirling, Scotland

The Lion's Den

It's said this was once the home of King James V's pet lion.
Kilmahog, Scotland

Falls of Leny

A tumbling waterfall near a narrow passage that was used to herd cattle for hundreds of years.
Kilmartin, Scotland

Kilmartin Glen Prehistoric Monuments

This collection of Neolithic monuments make up one of The U.K.'s richest archeological landscapes.
Kilmartin, Scotland

Ballymeanoch Prehistoric Monuments

This Neolithic-era complex boasts standing stones, a cairn, and the only henge in Western Scotland.
Lochgilphead, Scotland

Dunchraigaig Cairn and Baluachraig Rock Art

No other place in Scotland has such a high concentration of prehistoric carved stone surfaces.
Ardchattan, Scotland

Ardchattan Priory

A private home envelops the ruins of this 13th-century priory.
Ballachulish, Scotland

The Meeting of Three Waters

The location of the Bridge of Death and the Gorge of Eternal Peril in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
Aberfeldy, Scotland

Croft Moraig Stone Circle

This Neolithic stone circle is the most complete of its kind in Scotland.
Glengoulandie, Scotland

Tomphubil Lime-Kiln

A small, former industrial site overlooking Loch Kinardochy.
Tummel Bridge, Scotland

Tummel Bridge Hydro Power Station

One of Scotland's earliest hydroelectric power stations.
Canonbie, Scotland

Gilnockie Tower

This 16th-century tower house has a little hidden secret and a connection to an Apollo astronaut.
East Ayrshire, Scotland

Ballochmyle Cup and Ring Marks

These ancient symbols freckling a Scottish cliff remained hidden for centuries.