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Goathland, England

Goathland Station

Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade Station is also a charming blast from the past situated in North Yorkshire.
North Yorkshire, England

Malham Cove

Harry Potter once visited this massive limestone cliff, which was carved by an ancient glacial river.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England

Saltburn Cliff Lift

This beautiful example of Victorian engineering is the oldest water-balanced funicular anywhere in the world.
Chapel-le-Dale, England

Ribblehead Viaduct

This incredible viaduct was part of the Victorian railway boom and helped the Midland Railway navigate tough terrain.
North Yorkshire, England

Kilburn White Horse

England's largest white horse isn't even white.
Pateley Bridge, England

Oldest Sweet Shop in England

The oldest candy store in the world has been selling traditional sweets since 1827.
Sunderland, England

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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

Fountains Abbey

One of the oldest and certainly best preserved Cistercian abbeys still in existence.
Ripon, England

Ripon Cathedral Crypt

Reputedly based on the tomb of Jesus Christ, this crypt is the oldest surviving structure of any cathedral in England.
Seaham, England

Charybdis Fountain

A vortex fountain that seems to rise out of the ground.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Houghton le Spring, England

Penshaw Monument

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

Heugh Gun Battery Memorial Tablet

This memorial honors the first British soldier killed by enemy action on home soil during World War I.
North Yorkshire, England

Red Telephone Box Graveyard

The ghosts of Britain's telecommunication past sit rusting away in a small village in England.
Beamish, England

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

Journey through this open museum where even employees remain true to period.
Middlesbrough, England

'Temenos'

This enormous sculpture honors an English town's engineering and industrial heritage
Middlesbrough, England

Tees Transporter Bridge

Built in 1911, the Tees Transporter Bridge is one of only six transporter bridges still in operation.
Consett, England

'Terris Novalis'

These giant sculptures are supported by a bizarre menagerie of feet.
Coverham, England

Forbidden Corner

A modern English garden of eccentric beasts, follies, and oddities.
Forest-in-Teesdale, England

High Force and Low Force Waterfalls

These remarkable cascades are the jewels of Upper Tees.
Barnard Castle, England

The Butter Market

This building was once a town hall, a fire station, a prison, a dairy market, and the target for two marksmen.
Barnard Castle, England

The Silver Swan

A perfectly running 230-year-old silver automaton and music box.
Gainford, England

Gainford Spa

This hidden natural fountain issues forth a steady supply of supposedly healing water that tastes like rotten eggs.