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Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Thomas Bewick Bust

This sculpture commemorates a naturalist and an illustrator whose work was a forerunner to modern field guides.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

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

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Hull, England

Seven Seas Fish Trail

Explore Hull's historic Old Town by following the sea creatures scattered throughout its charmingly cobbled streets.
Hull, England

England's Smallest Window

What looks like missing grout is actually an old pub's peephole.
Hull, England

White Phone Booths of Hull

The phone booths in this English town have distinctly milky hues.
Stanbury, England

Ponden Hall

The English bed-and-breakfast believed to have inspired Emily Brontë's novel "Wuthering Heights."
Greta Bridge, England

Morritt Arms Hotel Dickens Mural

This impressive mural adorns the wall of this 17th-century hotel and honors the literary icon.
North Yorkshire, England

Scarborough Railway Station Bench

Believed to be the longest railway bench in the world.
Leeds, England

'Cornucopia'

Winner of the Leeds Award for Architecture and the Environment.
County Durham, England

Egglestone Abbey

A little-known ruin with a convoluted history and a fascinating latrine drainage system.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne, England

Holy Island Boat Sheds

These upturned herring boats make nifty storage sheds for fishing goods.
London, England

Ziggy Stardust Plaque

This London plaque marks the spot where David Bowie's famous alien made his debut.
London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
Hove, England

The Goldstone

This craggy boulder is fabled to be either a druidic relic or Satan's stumbling block.
Hove, England

'Fingermaze'

This seemingly normal pathway actually forms a giant fingerprint.
Rottingdean, England

Rottingdean Wishing Stone

According to local folklore, this odd face on a wall of Rudyard Kipling's former home can bring visitors a bit of luck.
Northallerton, England

Whorlton Old Church

All that remains of a medieval village, mysteriously abandoned.
Durham, England

Marquess of Londonderry Statue

A monument with a strange legend involving a horse's tongue.
Barrow-in-Furness, England

Furness Abbey

What was once England's second-richest abbey is now a haunting ruin.
Grange-over-Sands, England

Grange Lido

Abandoned for over 20 years, this art deco seaside swimming pool is a magnificent waste.
Bowness-on-Windermere, England

New Hall Inn (The Hole in t' Wall)

This 17th-century pub once had a hole in its wall so the neighboring blacksmith could easily access beer.
Ecclerigg, England

Longmire's Rocks

These curious rocks located in the Lake District include several strange inscriptions of famous names.
Bolton-le-Sands, England

The Praying Shell

A limestone sculpture of a praying man resides over the site where 23 Chinese cockle pickers died.