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Whitehaven | United Kingdom
Whitehaven is one of the most spectacular harbours in England, and was built in the eighteenth century partly for shipping coal from mines along the Cumbrian coast, but also for the use of traders to America who imported tobacco and sugar. Whitehaven lay in the ancient parish of St Bees, which ...

Haig Colliery Mining Museum
Solway Road Kells
CA28 9AN Whitehaven, United Kingdom

Widnes | United Kingdom
Widnes and Runcorn lie on opposite banks of the River Mersey at the lowest point where the river has been bridged. In the nineteenth century the two towns became the principal centre in Britain for the manufacture of sulphuric acid, chlorine, alkali, and a range of associated products. The Catalyst ...

Mersey Road
WA8 ODF Widnes, United Kingdom

Wigan | United Kingdom
Situated on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Wigan Pier is one of the northwest’s favourite visitor attractions.No visit to Wigan Pier would be complete without seeing the Trencherfield Mill Engine in action. Our Engine is the world’s largest original working mill steam engine and is located ...

Wigan Pier
WN3 4EU Wigan, United Kingdom

Williton | United Kingdom
Bakelite, the invention of the Belgian Leo Baekeland, was one of the most important plastics of the first half of the twentieth century. The museum at Williton, located in a former water mill, has the largest collection of vintage plastic artefacts in Britain, including telephones, radios, cameras, ...

Bakelite Museum
Orchard Mill Bridge Street
TA4 4NS Williton, United Kingdom

Wilmslow | United Kingdom
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate with Styal Village is the most complete and least altered factory colony of the Industrial Revolution. It is of outstanding national and international importance.Founded in 1784 by a young textile merchant Samuel Greg, Quarry Bank Mill was one of the first ...

Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Road Styal
SK9 4LA Wilmslow, United Kingdom

Wirksworth | United Kingdom
Wirksworth, principal town of the Derbyshire lead-mining district, and was also a textile centre, noted for the Haarlem Mill of 1780, perhaps the first cotton spinning factory in which steam power was employed, and for the production of the red tape used to tie together government documents. ...

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Wirksworth Station Station Road Coldwell Street
DE4 4FB Wirksworth, United Kingdom

Woodbridge | United Kingdom
Tide mills are waterpower mills that take their energy not from a river but from the changing tides of the sea. Woodbridge mill is one of few that continue to make flour from tidal power. A mill was first recorded on the tidal estuary of the river Deben in 1170. The present mill building dates from ...

Woodbridge Tide Mill
Tide Mill Way
IP12 1BY Woodbridge, United Kingdom

Worcester | United Kingdom
This is a museum that can be appreciated at a number of levels.Dr John Wall, a surgeon and prominent local figure started the Worcester Porcelain Manufactory in 1751. At the time the country was in the grip of a craze for porcelain because it was able to withstand boiling water – a vital pre ...

Museum of Royal Worcester
Severn Street
WR1 2NE Worcester, United Kingdom

Wrexham | United Kingdom
A mining disaster on 22 September 1934 at Gresford, now a suburb of Wrexham, was one of the worst in British history. It is commemorated in the district in several ways. Henry Dennis and his son Henry Dyke Dennis developed the pit at Gresford from 1907. Its shaft was 697 m deep, the first coal was ...

Gresford Memorials
A N Palmer Centre Wrexham Museum
Regent Street
LL11 1RB Wrexham, United Kingdom

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct carries the waterway originally called the Ellesmere Canal, but now the Llangollen Canal, some 38 m above the River Dee, and is 308 m long. It was completed in 1805 under the direction of Thomas Telford, who in the initial stages of the project was responsible to William ...

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site
Station Road Trevor
LL20 7YQ Wrexham, United Kingdom

Yeovil | United Kingdom
The name of Haynes Publishing of Sparkford in rural Somerset is synonymous in the United Kingdom with maintenance manuals for cars, and the company displays a collection of more than 400 motor vehicles near its headquarters. It includes many examples of élite marques, such as Bentley, Rolls Royce ...

Haynes International Motor Museum
BA22 7LH Yeovil, United Kingdom

York | United Kingdom
The ‘garden village’ of New Earswick on the northern side of York influenced housing patterns in England and elsewhere for more than 60 years of the 20th century. It was built for Joseph Rowntree (1835-1925) the Quaker chocolate and cocoa manufacturer whose factory was nearby. Construction began in ...

Garden Village of New Earswick
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
40 Water End
YO30 6WP York, United Kingdom

York | United Kingdom
York is one of the principal railway junctions in England, with an impressive station with curving glass and iron train sheds of 1872-7, and the imposing early 20th century headquarters building of the former North Eastern Railway. The National Railway Museum is located in onetime railway ...

National Railway Museum York
Leeman Road
YO26 4XJ York, United Kingdom

Vatican City | Vatican City
The Città del Vaticano (Vatican City) the global centre of the Roman Catholic church, is a 44 ha enclave within the city of Rome whose status is defined by the Lateran Treaty of 1929. One of its links with the outside world is a 1.27 km railway from the San Pietro station of the Italian state ...

Vatican City Railway Station
Vatican City, Vatican City