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Halifax, England

Piece Hall

This Georgian architectural masterpiece is the only cloth hall left in Britain.
West Yorkshire, England

'Winifred'

In a small courtyard resides this large mural that draws inspiration from Leeds and its history.
Malton, England

Wharram Percy

A deserted medieval village where bodies were once mutilated to prevent them rising from the dead.
York, England

Hidden Wonders of York Minster

Semaphore saints, a golden dragon's head, and a stone carved with religious warnings all call this cathedral home.
Tyne and Wear, England

Mowbray Park Walrus

This lonely bronze walrus celebrates a character in a Lewis Carroll poem.
Durham, England

South Bailey Sewer Lamp

These lamps were created to expel sewer gases after an event known as The Great Stink.
Durham, England

The Lanchester Diploma

The 2,000-year-old pieces of metal are an ancient soldier's military discharge papers.
Durham, England

Palace Green Library

This library dates back to the late 17th century and was one of the first public lending libraries in England.
Seaham, England

Seaham Hall Beach

For decades, a bottle factory dumped their waste into these waters—now it's considered the best sea glass beach in England.
Darlington, England

Arthur Wharton Mural

A piece of public art commemorating the world's first Black professional footballer.
London, England

The Lost River Fleet

The largest of London's subterranean rivers and once a mad, bad center of London life.
London, England

The Golden Boy at Pye Corner

A portly statue of a golden boy commemorates an unusual cause of the Great Fire of London: the sin of gluttony.
Whitby, England

Whitby Horse Mounting Blocks

These carved, weathered stones once gave mail carriers and pub goers a leg up.
Boroughbridge, England

Devil's Arrows

At 22 feet tall, these Bronze Age monoliths are some of the tallest standing stones in the United Kingdom.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Lit & Phil

This gorgeous space is England's largest independent library outside of London.
Leeds, England

Equus Altus

The name of this suspended sculpture is Latin for "high horse," which is exactly what it is.
Leeds, England

'The Boules Player'

This sculpture celebrates a boules tournament and the link between Leeds and its twin city Lille.
Leeds, England

'Out of the Earth'

Since 1995, two red-painted metal figures have guarded the entrance to the Northern Ballet.
York, England

'Printer's Devil'

A Reformation-era fiery figurehead once denoted this location as a print shop.
Northumberland, England

Northumberlandia: Lady of the North

A million and a half tons of earth were used to create one of the world's largest land sculptures.
Northumberland, England

The Giant Spoon

A giant piece of cutlery designed to remind us about the origins of our food.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Blackfriars Friary

The remains of a Dominican friary, once one of the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom.
Corbridge, England

Aydon Castle

This medieval manor house was hastily fortified when it found itself in the middle of the Scottish fight for independence.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Benwell Roman Temple

This Roman archeological site is hidden amid a 1930s housing estate.