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Durham, England

Café on the Green

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

Stone Gargoyle Chair

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

Holly Mount School Tower

This tower is all that remains of a 19th-century schoolhouse that became a famous music venue before its destruction.
Rawtenstall, England

Mr Fitzpatrick's Temperance Bar

The last of the 19th-century booze-free bars has been slinging teetotal tonics for over a century.
Leeds, England

Central Station Wagon Hoist

This device was crucial to the Industrial Revolution development of Leeds.
Morecambe, England

'Venus & Cupid'

A powerful statue sits on Scalestone Point, looking out over Morecambe Bay.
Whorlton, England

Whorlton Castle

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

Ingleby Arncliffe Water Tower

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

The Last Clarion House

At this snack-shack in the bucolic British countryside, you can still get a slice of socialism with your spot of tea.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Thomas Bewick Bust

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

The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

This century-old grotesque has a mysterious history and may not actually be a rabbit.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Hull, England

Seven Seas Fish Trail

Explore Hull's historic Old Town by following the sea creatures scattered throughout its charmingly cobbled streets.
Hull, England

England's Smallest Window

What looks like missing grout is actually an old pub's peephole.
Hull, England

White Phone Booths of Hull

The phone booths in this English town have distinctly milky hues.
Stanbury, England

Ponden Hall

The English bed-and-breakfast believed to have inspired Emily Brontë's novel "Wuthering Heights."
Greta Bridge, England

Morritt Arms Hotel Dickens Mural

This impressive mural adorns the wall of this 17th-century hotel and honors the literary icon.
North Yorkshire, England

Scarborough Railway Station Bench

Believed to be the longest railway bench in the world.
Leeds, England

'Cornucopia'

Winner of the Leeds Award for Architecture and the Environment.
County Durham, England

Egglestone Abbey

A little-known ruin with a convoluted history and a fascinating latrine drainage system.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne, England

Holy Island Boat Sheds

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

Ziggy Stardust Plaque

This London plaque marks the spot where David Bowie's famous alien made his debut.
London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
Hove, England

The Goldstone

This craggy boulder is fabled to be either a druidic relic or Satan's stumbling block.