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Nottinghamshire, England

King John's Palace Ruins

These bleak 800-year-old ruins were once the royal residence of choice for hunting in Sherwood Forest.
North Yorkshire, England

Brimham Rocks

Astonishing rock formations dot the Brimham Moor landscape.
Brampton Bierlow, England

Needle's Eye

A folly built to satisfy a gentleman's bet that he could drive his horses through the eye of a needle.
Nottinghamshire, England

Annesley Hall

This romantic, decaying 13th-century ruin on the edge of Sherwood Forest is reputedly one of England's most haunted places.
Flintshire, Wales

Duke of Lancaster

Abandoned ship reimagined as a street art canvas.
Wrexham, Wales

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The longest and tallest aqueduct in Britain can actually be sailed across.
Isle of Anglesey, Wales

Parys Mountain

The remains of centuries of copper mining appear like an alien landscape.
Gwynedd, Wales

Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales is said to be the final resting place of a giant killed by King Arthur.
Conwy, Wales

Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain

A former fisherman's hut deemed too small for habitation is now a delightful tourist draw.
Whitby, England

199 Steps Coffin Benches

These planks were originally installed to hold the dead.
Nottinghamshire, England

Newstead Abbey

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

1960s Hyperbolic Paraboloid Gas Station Canopy

One of the earliest large-scale "hyper" roofs in the U.K. is now a derelict roadside attraction.
Derby, England

Arbor Low Stone Circle

6000-year-old site covered in more than 50 megaliths.
Sheffield, England

Women of Steel

A tribute to the women who quietly kept the local steelworks alive during both world wars.
Barnsley, England

Monk Bretton Priory

These medieval monastery ruins are surprisingly overlooked by most tourists.
Nettleham, England

Nettleham Hall

An abandoned 18th century manse looks like something out of an Indiana Jones movie.
Castleton, England

Peak Cavern's Rope Factory

Some of England's last cave dwellers lived and worked within this huge cave.
Derbyshire, England

Winnats Pass

A winding road through a steep valley with deep natural caverns at the bottom.
South Yorkshire, England

Dale Dyke Dam Marker and Memorials

The collapse of the brand-new dam caused one of the worst floods in British history.
Emley, England

Emley Moor Transmitter Tower

The tallest freestanding structure in the United Kingdom.
Leeds, England

Horned Helmet Of Henry VIII

The bizarre headgear looks like it was made for a fool, not a king.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

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

Bolton Strid

This lovely little burbling creek is actually a deadly waterway that has dragged down everyone who ever set foot in it.
London, England

Boadicea and Her Daughters

A statue of the legendary Celtic warrior queen who fought the Roman invaders stands in one of the cities she once destroyed.