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Places visited in Derbyshire, England
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Prague, Czechia

'Il Commendatore' ('Cloak of Conscience')

This spooky statue sits outside a famous Prague theater.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Derbyshire, England

England's 'ER' Plantations

The patches of trees pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.
Derbyshire, England

Horse-Powered Ore Crusher

These crude contraptions were used to aid in the mining of lead, silver and gold.
Derbyshire, England

Memorial to Tip the Faithful Sheepdog

The heroic tale of a remarkable pup who refused to leave her master's side, no matter what.
Derbyshire, England

Swarkestone Bridge

The longest stone bridge in England has an impressive history that dates back over 700 years.
Derbyshire, England

Crich Stand

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

Solomon's Temple

This landmark Victorian folly rewards visitors with spectacular views over the Peak District.
Derbyshire, England

Calke Abbey

This home of a taxidermy hoarder is among the grandest and most singular of historic English estates.
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.
Derbyshire, England

Rowtor Rocks

This mysterious hilltop collection of Druid carvings isn't quite what it seems.
Derbyshire, England

Blue John Cavern

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

Chatsworth House

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

Winnats Pass

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

Blue Lagoon of Buxton

This beautiful "lagoon" is actually a toxic soup filled with cars, carcasses, and trash. When warnings couldn't stop people from going for a dip, the town dyed it black.
Ilkley, England

Ilkley Moor

This strange moor has a song written about it, Bronze Age carvings, and an alien sighting.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
York, England

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

One of the shortest streets in York has an especially odd name.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.