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Places visited in Barnsley, England
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Wentworth, England

Hoober Stand

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

Blue John Cavern

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

Forbidden Corner

A modern English garden of eccentric beasts, follies, and oddities.
England

Stanage Edge

This iconic Peak District ridge was once one of the busiest roads in medieval Britain.
North Yorkshire, England

Malham Cove

Harry Potter once visited this massive limestone cliff, which was carved by an ancient glacial river.
North Yorkshire, England

Gordale Scar

A long, winding trek rewards you with a gorge so captivating it inspired a painting in the Tate.
Sheffield, England

Water Sculptures of Sheaf Square

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

Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

Once thought to be the mysterious work of a witchy prophetess, a well with unusual properties turns objects into "stone".
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

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

The Snickelways of York

This network of narrow, medieval passages has the most delightful name.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Bamburgh, England

Teak Ceiling at Bamburgh Castle

The medieval-looking hammer beam teak roof may be a Victorian vanity, but it's still absolutely magnificent.
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Castle

This iconic 1,000-year-old medieval castle is a favorite of the film industry, most notably as the location for Hogwarts in Harry Potter.
Alnwick, England

Barter Books

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

Thurgoland Tunnel

A repurposed railway tunnel with otherworldly acoustic characteristics.
South Yorkshire, England

Oaks Memorial Sculpture

Graham Ibbesons's moving tribute to the victims of England's worst mining disaster.
Barnsley, England

Dickie Bird Statue

This tribute to a beloved cricket umpire is a magnet for risqué pranksters.
Leeds, England

The Black Prince

This sculpture of Edward of Woodstock is surrounded by eight Victorian lamp bearers.
Emley, England

Emley Moor Transmitter Tower

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

Sandal Castle

Though much of the castle was robbed of its stones, the underlying earthworks are among the best-preserved in England.
North Yorkshire, England

Scarborough Railway Station Bench

Believed to be the longest railway bench in the world.
Ceredigion, Wales

Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion

Three bridges straddle a stream, one stacked upon the other.
York, England

Shambles of York

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

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

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