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York, England

Hidden Wonders of York Minster

Semaphore saints, a golden dragon's head, and a stone carved with religious warnings all call this cathedral home.
York, England

York Minster Astronomical Clock

This memorial to World War II's fallen airmen shows us the movements of the stars that once guided them.
York, England

'Printer's Devil'

A Reformation-era fiery figurehead once denoted this location as a print shop.
York, England

The York Ghost Merchants

Makers and sellers of the original and finest York Ghosts.
York, England

Baile Hill

The little-known second castle that William the Conqueror built in York.
York, England

Hob Moor and Plague Stones

When the plague struck York, this stone was used to leave supplies for the sick.
York, England

York Tyburn

After public executions took place at this location, attendants would also attend a local horse race.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

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

Forbidden Corner

A modern English garden of eccentric beasts, follies, and oddities.
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.
North Yorkshire, England

Crackpot Hall

The dramatic remains of an abandoned farmhouse sit high on the edge of a remote hillside.
North Yorkshire, England

Buttertubs Pass

A steep and winding road in the Yorkshire Dales passes by these deep natural potholes.
Chapel-le-Dale, England

Ribblehead Viaduct

This incredible viaduct was part of the Victorian railway boom and helped the Midland Railway navigate tough terrain.
Ingleton, England

The Ingleton Trail

This amazing trail among the many waterfalls around Ingleton has been enchanting visitors since 1885.
North Yorkshire, England

Gaping Gill

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

Malham Cove

Harry Potter once visited this massive limestone cliff, which was carved by an ancient glacial river.
North Yorkshire, England

Gordale Scar

A long, winding trek rewards you with a gorge so captivating it inspired a painting in the Tate.
North Yorkshire, England

Brimham Rocks

Astonishing rock formations dot the Brimham Moor landscape.
Leeds, England

Royal Armouries Museum

One of three sites in England that house the National Collection of Arms and Armour.
Leeds, England

Horned Helmet of Henry VIII

The bizarre headgear looks like it was made for a fool, not a king.
Town End, England

Crich Tramway Village

A collection of early 19th century trams set in a reconstructed period village.
Stanton Lees, England

Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Legend says this little-known stone circle is formed from people petrified as punishment for dancing on the Sabbath.
Derbyshire, England

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries.
Derbyshire, England

Stanage Edge

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