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Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

This century-old grotesque has a mysterious history and may not actually be a rabbit.
Cumbria, England

Scafell Pike

The highest peak in all of England is plagued by dangerously fickle climate shifts.
Grasmere, England

Dove Cottage

This charming English house was once the home of England's most famous poet.
North Yorkshire, England

Buttertubs Pass

A steep and winding road in the Yorkshire Dales passes by these deep natural potholes.
Richmond, England

Tan Hill Inn

At 1,732 feet above sea level, this spectacularly isolated yet surprisingly bustling bar is the highest pub in Britain.
Barnard Castle, England

Egglestone Abbey

A little-known ruin with a convoluted history and a fascinating latrine drainage system.
Barnard Castle, England

The Butter Market

This building was once a town hall, a fire station, a prison, a dairy market, and the target for two marksmen.
Barnard Castle, England

Deepdale Aqueduct

This Victorian footbridge over the River Tees was originally built to carry water from the high moorland to the industrial towns on the coast.
Barnard Castle, England

The Silver Swan

A perfectly running 230-year-old silver automaton and music box.
Northumberland, England

Northumberlandia: Lady of the North

A million and a half tons of earth were used to create one of the world's largest land sculptures.
Tyne and Wear, England

National Glass Centre

A museum pays tribute to the glass-making industry of Sunderland.
County Durham, England

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

Journey through this open museum where even employees remain true to period.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Darlington, England

Brick Train

A locomotive made from 185,000 bricks celebrates the town's pioneering railway history.
London, England

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

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

Gaping Gill

The largest cave chamber in Britain—big enough to fit a whole cathedral inside.
London, England

The Ten Bells Pub

Mary Kelly was last seen here before she was murdered by Jack the Ripper.
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".
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
London, England

Pollock's Toy Museum

A toy store with a century-long history preserves the craftsmanship of playthings of the past.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.
Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.