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Edinburgh, Scotland

Grave of Lieutenant John Irving

This grave marks one of few bodies retrieved from the disastrous Franklin Arctic expedition.
Conwy, Wales

Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain

A former fisherman's hut deemed too small for habitation is now a delightful tourist draw.
Llandudno, Wales

Great Orme Tramway

One of the few surviving street funiculars in the world.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
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 Caves of Nottingham

A labyrinthine underworld of tunnels and caverns hides beneath the city.
Nottingham, England

The Arboretum

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

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

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

Dovedale Stepping Stones

These quintessentially English stepping stones were built for Victorian tourists.
Chesterfield, England

Chesterfield's Crooked Spire

The whimsical twist of this spire was either caused by the Devil, an unexpected virgin, or lead.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

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This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
Isle of Anglesey, Wales

Parys Mountain

The remains of centuries of copper mining appear like an alien landscape.
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.
Whitby, England

Whitby Museum, Library & Archive

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

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

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

The Snickelways of York

This network of narrow, medieval passages has the most delightful name.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
Dale Abbey, England

Hermits Cave at Dale Abbey

Inspired by a dream, a hermit carved out a home in this sandstone bank to live a life of contemplation and prayer.
Derbyshire, England

Swarkestone Bridge

The longest stone bridge in England has an impressive history that dates back over 700 years.
Derby, England

Hanson Log Boat

This Bronze Age boat was found buried remarkably intact in an English gravel pit.
Derby, England

Arbor Low Stone Circle

6000-year-old site covered in more than 50 megaliths.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Cemetery Mortsafes

Protecting the dead from opportunistic body snatchers.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Great Hall Ceiling at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Sprawled across the Great Hall ceiling are various constellations and images relating to the zodiac.