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Alnwick, England

Barter Books

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

Brimham Rocks

Astonishing rock formations dot the Brimham Moor landscape.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

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

Kilburn White Horse

England's largest white horse isn't even white.
Northumberland, England

Cragside

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

Forbidden Corner

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

Tennants Auction House

This remarkable building has a lot to offer, even if you're not placing a bid.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England

Saltburn Cliff Lift

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

Aydon Castle

This medieval manor house was hastily fortified when it found itself in the middle of the Scottish fight for independence.
Forest-in-Teesdale, England

High Force and Low Force Waterfalls

These remarkable cascades are the jewels of Upper Tees.
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.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
County Durham, England

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

Journey through this open museum where even employees remain true to period.
Houghton le Spring, England

Penshaw Monument

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

Deepdale Aqueduct

This Victorian footbridge over the River Tees was originally built to carry water from the high moorland to the industrial towns on the coast.
Hartlepool, England

HMS Trincomalee

The oldest warship in Europe is still afloat.
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.
Barnard Castle, England

The Silver Swan

A perfectly running 230-year-old silver automaton and music box.
Barnard Castle, England

Egglestone Abbey

A little-known ruin with a convoluted history and a fascinating latrine drainage system.
Copley, England

Copley Chimney

This industrial chimney looks rather out of place, isolated in the middle of an attractive woodland.
Greta Bridge, England

Morritt Arms Hotel Dickens Mural

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

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Sidney Scurvy, the interactive computer sailor, takes you on a journey to discover the everyday lives of Cook and his men.