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Glossop, England

B-29 'Over Exposed' Crash Site

The wreck of a B-29 Superfortress now stands as a memorial left in the moors.
Manchester, England

Mr Smith's Dream

A tiny, heartwarming piece of art hiding in plain sight.
Manchester, England

Out House

The remnants of a depressing public toilet are now a hub of ever evolving street art.
Manchester, England

A Monument to Vimto

A giant wooden soda bottle pays homage to a distinctly British drink on the very spot where it was invented.
Manchester, England

Alan Turing Memorial

Have a seat with the father of modern computing at this Manchester monument.
Silloth, England

'Big Fella'

One man and his dog, immortalized in a giant statue.
London, England

River Tyburn Conduit

A plaque marks the underground site of one of London's "lost rivers."
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
Stapleford, England

The Hemlock Stone

Left by the Devil, an ancient quarry or just plain old erosion, this enigmatic rock pillar rises 28 feet from the hillside.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

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

Knife Angel

The sculpture is made of more than 100,000 knives collected to raise awareness about violence.
Scarborough, England

Butter Cross

The sole surviving medieval street cross in Scarborough.
Preston, England

Preston Bus Station

Locals spent years successfully fighting to save this beloved Brutalist behemoth from demolition.
Consett, England

'Terris Novalis'

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

Causey Arch

The world’s oldest surviving single-arch railway bridge.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Northumberland, England

Winter's Gibbet

A lone pole once used to display a man's corpse now stands empty, but the memory remains.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne, England

Lindisfarne, the Holy Island

This tidal island, a sacred site in early English Christianity, was the target of a notable Viking invasion.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne, England

Holy Island Boat Sheds

These upturned herring boats make nifty storage sheds for fishing goods.
Alnwick, England

Barter Books

This enormous secondhand bookstore inside a Victorian train station sparked the "Keep Calm and Carry On" craze.
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Poison Garden

The sign at the garden gate reads: "These Plants Can Kill."
Duddo, England

Duddo Five Stones

There were once more than five stones in this ancient monument.
Thurstaston, England

Thor's Rock

A geological wonder shrouded in myth.
Meols, England

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Telephone Box

After the band included its number in one of their songs, the box became a monument to the musical group.