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Essex, England

The 'Gants' of Braintree

You won't find these curiously named passageways anywhere else in England.
South Harting, England

Vandalian Tower

This ruined folly was originally built to honor a failed American state that would have become "Westsylvania."
Portslade, England

Portslade ‘Gassie’

This desolate boat was once a key form of public transportation for Portslade residents.
Queens, New York

Riker-Lent-Smith Homestead

The oldest private residence in New York City.
Ipswich, England

Cardinal Wolsey Statue

A surprisingly approachable statue of the man who dominated King Henry VIII's government.
Essex, England

Greensted Church

This historic franken-chapel is the oldest wooden church in the world, at least part of it.
Essex, England

Angel Wine Tower

Thrilling and delicious complement to any dining experience.
Sheffield, England

Alfred Denny Museum

Long-secret natural history museum, featuring the skull of a "Terror Bird."
Eyam, England

Hall Hill Troughs

One of the U.K's earliest public water supplies is within the "plague village."
Sheffield, England

'Iron Henry'

This unique sculpture of a steelworker is hidden amid the trees of Sheffield.
Sheffield, England

The Giant Hands and Giant Feet of Wincobank

In this quiet English suburb, giant steel hands and feet dot the landscape.
Chesterfield, England

Chesterfield's Crooked Spire

The whimsical twist of this spire was either caused by the Devil, an unexpected virgin, or lead.
Sheffield, England

Posh Pillar and her Daughters

As part of a larger public art project, three pillars honor the past of Wincobank.
Sheffield, England

Enchanted Chairs

A collection of throne-inspired sculptures dot the landscape of Wincobank.
England

Toad's Mouth

The view from this giant Stone Age toad is unexpectedly beautiful.
Hope Valley, England

The Round Building

This petite cutlery factory sits on the foundations of a defunct gasworks.
Sheffield, England

Rivelin Valley Chair

Seemingly straight out of a fairy tale, a steel chair sits on a tiny island only accessible by stepping stones.
Derbyshire, England

Stanage Edge

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

Monkey Beach

This stretch of beach is the site of a prime watering hole and a primate watchtower.
Burnham-on-Sea, England

Burnham-on-Sea Low Lighthouse

The unusual stilted beacon is the town's only active lighthouse.
Clevedon, England

Clevedon Pier

Constructed from recycled wrought iron railroad tracks, it's been described as the most beautiful seaside pier in England.
Farnham, England

Waverley Abbey

The ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian monastery can be found alongside World War II tank traps and pillboxes.
Surrey, England

Leith Hill Tower

Gothic tower where Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote the poem "The Sleeping Beauty."
Somerset, England

Vicars' Close

The oldest residential street in Europe also features an optical illusion.