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Thursford, England

Thursford Collection

A large collection of steam engines, organs, and fairground attractions.
Southwold, England

Under the Pier Show

A chaotic collection of coin-operated slot machines designed to delight and disturb in equal measure.
Southwold, England

Southwold Jack

Keep a lookout for replicas of this wooden soldier hiding in plain sight all around town.
Covehithe, England

Ruins of St Andrew's Covehithe

A 17th-century church is nestled within the walls of a 15th-century ruin.
Norwich, England

Tombland Alley

A 16th-century footpath said to be haunted by a young girl that died trapped within its misshapen old house.
Northumberland, England

Holy Island Boat Sheds

These upturned herring boats make nifty storage sheds for fishing goods.
Northumberland, England

Grace Darling Museum

This museum honors the young maritime hero who became an unexpected Victorian-era celebrity.
Bamburgh, England

Teak Ceiling at Bamburgh Castle

The medieval-looking hammer beam teak roof may be a Victorian vanity, but it's still absolutely magnificent.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England

Saltburn Cliff Lift

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

Fortune's Smokehouse

This tiny traditional smokehouse is the only one left in this historic fishing port.
Scarborough, England

Peasholm Park's Naval Battles

80 years of the Battle of Peasholm on a small English lake.
Knaresborough, England

Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag

A 600-year-old mini shrine guarded by a sword-wielding knight hides in a crumbling cliff face.
York, England

Baile Hill

The little-known second castle that William the Conqueror built in York.
York, England

Shambles of York

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

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

One of the shortest streets in York has an especially odd name.
York, England

The Snickelways of York

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

York Minster Astronomical Clock

This memorial to World War II's fallen airmen shows us the movements of the stars that once guided them.
Town End, England

Crich Tramway Village

A collection of early 19th century trams set in a reconstructed period village.
Buxton, England

The Devonshire Dome

Once the largest unsupported dome in the world, beating out the Pantheon and St Peters in Rome.
Buxton, England

The Crescent

A historic Georgian building and warm springs.
Cromford, England

Cromford Mill

The world's first successful water-powered cotton mill paved the way for the factories of the British Industrial Revolution.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
Derbyshire, England

Rowtor Rocks

This mysterious hilltop collection of Druid carvings isn't quite what it seems.