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Cambridge, England

'Teleport-o-Matic'

One of several Lilliputian portals that are ready to transport passengers to other dimensions, if they can find them.
Darlington, England

The Skerne Bridge

The world's oldest railway bridge in continuous use.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

St. Mary's Well, Jesmond

A famous pilgrimage site that remains hidden in the midst of a city.
Stanhope, England

Stanhope Fossil Tree

This sandstone tree trunk is a relic from a long-past era when England had a more tropical climate.
Coventry, England

Caludon Castle Ruins

This ruin in a suburban park may be the place where Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was first performed.
Halifax, England

Wainhouse Tower

This tallest folly in the world began its life as an elaborate factory chimney.
Halifax, England

The Halifax Gibbet

A copy of the brutal decapitation device that predated the French Guillotine by about 200 years.
Leeds, England

Lawnswood Cemetery

This Victorian graveyard in Leeds is a macabre collection of beautiful tombs and memorials.
Tyne and Wear, England

The Red House

An enigmatic sculpture depicts a ruined home with debris stretching for over half a mile along the river.
Tyne and Wear, England

St. Peter's Church

One of England's oldest stone churches and the birthplace of the "father of English history."
Tyne and Wear, England

'Shadows in Another Light'

This steel sculpture made from a recycled crane towers above a former shipyard.
Seaham, England

Vane Tempest Sculptures

Public art now takes pride of place on the site of one of County Durham's last deep coal mines.
Harmby, England

Harmby Waterfall

A small waterfall tucked away in the forest of Harmby Gill.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Europa Hotel

It was once nicknamed "the most bombed hotel in Europe."
Belfast, Northern Ireland

SS Nomadic

The ship built to ferry passengers and goods to the doomed Titanic is now the last remaining White Star Line vessel.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Samson and Goliath

These engineering masterpieces are a dominant feature of the Belfast skyline.
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
Nottinghamshire, England

Newstead Abbey

The ancestral home of beloved English poet Lord Byron has a bizarre history.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne, England

Pilgrims Way to Holy Island

Twice a day this ancient path disappears with the tides, leaving the Holy Island of Lindisfarne out to sea.
Piercebridge, England

Piercebridge Roman Bridge

This bridge once allowed Dere Street to cross the River Tees.
Lancashire, England

Eric Morecambe Statue

Dedicated to the legendary comedian Eric Morecambe depicting his iconic "Bring Me Sunshine" stance.
York, England

Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate

This medieval church is not only notable for its architecture, but also its connection with LGBTQ+ history.
York, England

The ‘Rocket' Locomotive

This innovative steam machine was no doubt the most famous of the pioneer locomotives.