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Macclesfield, England

Orrery at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

One of the largest mechanical models of the solar system in the world.
Manchester, England

John Rylands Research Institute and Library

A Victorian Gothic masterpiece housing a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts.
Todmorden, England

Stoodley Pike Monument

A stone obelisk towering over the surrounding countrysides beckons hikers across the rolling moors.
Town End, England

Crich Tramway Village

A collection of early 19th century trams set in a reconstructed period village.
Derbyshire, England

Crich Stand

This poignant WWI memorial looks like a lighthouse 100 miles from the sea.
Nottinghamshire, England

Rufford Abbey

The undercroft is a spectacular example of medieval Cistercian architecture.
Nottinghamshire, England

Major Oak

The largest oak in England is said to have been the hideout of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
Stanton Lees, England

Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Legend says this little-known stone circle is formed from people petrified as punishment for dancing on the Sabbath.
Derbyshire, England

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries.
Derbyshire, England

Blue John Cavern

A cavern system of semi-precious stones that not only mines rare minerals but also tourists' dollars.
Nottinghamshire, England

Chapel of Saint Mary the Virgin

English Protestants once criticized this enormous private chapel for being too ornate.
Derbyshire, England

The Upper Derwent Reservoirs

This chain of artificial lakes was an ideal test ground for the aircraft that would carry the "bouncing bombs" used by the WWII "Dambusters" squad.
Eyam, England

Eyam Plague Village Museum

Eyam took steps to quarantine themselves and keep the plague from spreading.
Derbyshire, England

Ice Age Cave Dwellings at Creswell Crags

A gorge full of caverns where early humans lived alongside cave hyenas, giant mammoths and wooly rhinoceroses.
Catcliffe, England

Catcliffe Glass Cone

The oldest surviving glass furnace cone in Western Europe.
Rotherham, England

Keppel's Column

An oddly shaped tower built to mark the acquittal of Admiral Keppel in a controversial 1770s case.
Elsecar, England

Elsecar Beam Engine

This jewel of an engine is one of Northern England's finest surviving legacies of the Industrial Revolution, even catching the eye of Henry Ford.
Wentworth, England

Wentworth Woodhouse

The UK's largest private house was the subject of a long-lasting political dispute.
Wentworth, England

Hoober Stand

This folly built to commemorate an aristocratic victory over Catholic rebellion plays tricks on the eye.
Sheffield, England

The Steelworker Mural

This magnificent mural was created with over 30,000 colored bricks.
Maltby, England

Roche Abbey Ruins

Legend has it the famous Robin Hood would attend mass at this 12th-century Cistercian abbey in Sherwood Forrest.
Sheffield, England

Water Sculptures of Sheaf Square

An enormous steel waterfall is a nod to the substance that shaped Britain's Steel City.
Sheffield, England

The Old Queens Head

Amidst towering office buildings, a local pub lives inside Sheffield’s oldest surviving domestic building.