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Knaresborough, England

Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag

A 600-year-old mini shrine guarded by a sword-wielding knight hides in a crumbling cliff face.
Seaham, England

'Eleven 'O' One'

Locals affectionately dubbed this World War I memorial "Tommy."
Seaham, England

Vane Tempest Sculptures

Public art now takes pride of place on the site of one of County Durham's last deep coal mines.
Maryport, England

'Alauna Aura'

This sculpture depicting the history of Maryport turns into a light show at night.
Liverpool, England

Mausoleum of William Huskisson

A memorial to the politician who became Great Britain's first fatality to be caused by a locomotive.
Liverpool, England

Strawberry Field

The quiet field that inspired one of the most famous songs of all time.
Manchester, England

'22 Bees'

This massive memorial commemorates those who died in the Manchester Arena bombing.
Liverpool, England

William MacKenzie's Tomb

Pyramid shaped monument with a tall tale attached.
Liverpool, England

St Johns Beacon

The tower was originally used as a chimney for the waste incinerator of St. John's Precinct and Market.
Liverpool, England

'Penelope' Sculpture

This whimsical public art installation is a unique homage to Liverpool's industrial heritage.
Liverpool, England

Church of St. Luke, Liverpool

Gutted during the Liverpool Blitz, this architectural husk has been left destroyed in honor of the dead.
Liverpool, England

Eleanor Rigby Statue

This bronze statue was dedicated to a 1966 Beatles hit.
Liverpool, England

Martins Bank Building

Most of Britain's gold reserve was secretly stashed here after the start of World War II.
Liverpool, England

Sanctuary Stone

This stone once marked the boundaries of Liverpool's medieval markets.
Waterloo, England

'Another Place'

A hundred copies of Antony Gormley's naked body stare out across the water.
Waterloo, England

Crosby Blitz Beach

Much of what constituted mid-century Liverpool now litters a beach outside of town.
Smardale, England

Smardale Gill Viaduct

A spectacular disused railway viaduct in a beautiful countryside nature reserve.
Roughlee, England

Alice Nutter Statue

This witch statue remembers a time in England's history when fear trumped truth.
Blackpool, England

Comedy Carpet

A typographic tribute to the many comedic greats who make Great Britain laugh.
Manchester, England

Mayfield Railway Station

Manchester's abandoned train depot lingers in a post-industrial purgatory.
Manchester, England

The Undamaged Red Post Box

The small bright red pillar survived the 1996 Manchester bombing virtually unscathed.
Denbigh, Wales

Denbigh Insane Asylum

The decaying ruins of Wales' first asylum for the mentally ill.
Alnwick, England

The Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens

This giant wooden treehouse within a sprawling garden has its own eatery.
Seaham, England

Seaham Hall Beach

For decades, a bottle factory dumped their waste into these waters—now it's considered the best sea glass beach in England.