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Places visited in Sheffield, England
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London, England

Parkland Walk

Following the trail of an old metro line, this scenic path is haunted by a creepy spriggan statue.
London, England

Village Underground

Artists and musicians now rule over this former rail station.
Gwynedd, Wales

Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales is said to be the final resting place of a giant killed by King Arthur.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England

Saltburn Cliff Lift

This beautiful example of Victorian engineering is the oldest water-balanced funicular anywhere in the world.
County Durham, 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.
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.
Bedale, England

Bedale Leech House

The only surviving leech house in the United Kingdom was a home for bloodsucking worms until the 1900s.
Cornwall, England

Gwennap Pit

The excellent acoustics of this natural amphitheater made it a popular preaching spot for the founder of the Methodist Church.
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project

The largest greenhouse in the world is home to over one million types of plants.
Cornwall, England

Lost Gardens of Heligan

400-year-old garden, restored to beauty.
London, England

God's Own Junkyard

A kaleidoscopic warehouse-maze of handmade neon signs.
Ripponden, England

Stott Hall Farm

The house in the middle of the motorway.
Derbyshire, England

Calke Abbey

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

Riverside Pub Mural

Located behind the Riverside Pub is a nautical fantasy from one of the area's renowned street artists.
Sheffield, England

1 O'Clock Time Signal

The once-a-day siren is a reminder of the days before time was standardized.
Sheffield, England

The Steelworker Mural

This magnificent mural was created with over 30,000 colored bricks.
Sheffield, England

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Bear Pit

In the 19th century, this pit housed a fully grown black bear for the entertainment of visitors. Today there is a sculpture in tribute to the poor creature.
Sheffield, England

Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Memorials

Three memorials honor the victims of the worst sports stadium disaster in Britain.
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.
Sheffield, England

Bishops' House

This house was home to a succession of park keepers for more than 90 years, but in all that time, it never had a toilet.
Sheffield, England

Hillsborough Barracks

This commercial and retail center was crafted from walled military barracks.
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
Highland, Scotland

CairnGorm Mountain Railway

Scotland's only funicular railway is also the United Kingdom's highest.