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Kingswear, England

Kingswear Wishing Well

Successful single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world in a sailing boat was a wish said to be granted at the well.
Devon, England

Exercise Tiger Memorial

A disastrous D-Day rehearsal was relatively unknown until this sunken tank was discovered 40 years later.
Devon, England

'Verity'

An allegorical statue of a giant pregnant woman representing justice and truth.
Devon, England

Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall

A massive flood devastated this seaside town, causing many to speculate about whether the government had figured out how to influence the weather.
Somerset, England

Tarr Steps

This ancient bridge made of stone slabs is said to be reserved for the devil to sunbathe.
Dunbar, Scotland

'The DunBear'

This giant steel bear is a tribute to naturalist John Muir.
Eyemouth, Scotland

'Widows and Bairns'

A poignant memorial shows the widows and children left heartbroken by the worst fishing disaster in Scottish history.
Northumberland, England

St. Cuthbert's Cave

A rocky outcrop where monks hid their most holy relic while escaping Danish invaders.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne, England

Lindisfarne, the Holy Island

This tidal island, a sacred site in early English Christianity, was the target of a notable Viking invasion.
Bamburgh, England

Grace Darling Museum

This museum honors the young maritime hero who became an unexpected Victorian-era celebrity.
Alnwick, England

Barter Books

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

Alnwick Poison Garden

The sign at the garden gate reads: "These Plants Can Kill."
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.
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.
Houghton le Spring, England

Penshaw Monument

The nearly 200-year-old folly has a secret spiral staircase hidden in one of its pillars.
Washington, England

Worm Hill

According to local legends, a monstrous worm once wrapped itself around this hill by the River Wear.
Beamish, England

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

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

Causey Arch

The world’s oldest surviving single-arch railway bridge.
Northumberland, England

Cragside

This enchanting Victorian estate was home to the world's first hydroelectric power generator.
Northumberland, England

Winter's Gibbet

A lone pole once used to display a man's corpse now stands empty, but the memory remains.
Henshaw, England

Sycamore Gap

Also known as "Robin Hood's tree," this tree became a famed location along Hadrian's Wall before it was cut down in an act of vandalism.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Benwell Roman Temple

This Roman archeological site is hidden amid a 1930s housing estate.
Gateshead, England

Dunston Staiths

The largest timber structure in Europe.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.