In the small town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, Route 61 takes an unexplained detour; a “Keep Out” sign straddles the original highway. Ignore the warning and you'll arrive in the abandoned town of Centralia, where an underground mine fire has been burning since 1962 when residents accidentally ignited a vein of anthracite coal. Despite efforts stop the fire it still burns today and could burn for 250 years. Been here!
Cherry Knowle Hospital, formerly known as Sunderland Lunatic Asylum was completed in 1895. The site chosen consisted of sloping land outside the village of Ryhope, with views across to the North Sea. Abandoned since around 1998 the site has fallen into a serious state of disrepair