Snapshot: 18 Photos of U.K. Statues

Statues may not speak but they have a lot to say, telling us stories of Great Britain past and present. And, even better, these statues you can look at (unlike this sorry lot)! Take a walk through history with this snapshot of 18 photos of statues found throughout the U.K.:

The Angel of the North, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England. (James Emmerson/Robert Harding /AP)

The Angel of the North, located in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, looks like it’s about to take flight. (James Emmerson/Robert Harding /AP)

Pedestrians pass the Iron Man sculpture by Antony Gormley 1993 (Peter Barritt/Robert Harding /AP Images)

The Iron: Man sculpture, located in Victoria Square, Birmingham, England, was created by Antony Gormley in 1993. (Peter Barritt/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Statue of Charles Darwin outside Public Library, Shrewsbury, Shr (Peter Barritt/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Charles Darwin grew up in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, where this statue is located outside the Public Library. (Peter Barritt/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh, Scotland(Amanda Hall/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Greyfriars Bobby, the name of this wee dog, was memorialized after legend says he guarded his former owner’s grave for fourteen years until the terrier himself passed in 1872. His statue is located in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Amanda Hall/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Captain Scott memorial statue, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales (Charles Bowman/Robert Harding /AP Images)

This statue of Welsh explorer Captain Scott was erected in 2003 in Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales. The statue is made of white-on-white mosaic tiles in an attempt to evoke the feel of the Antarctic Ice. (Charles Bowman/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Statue by Tommy Steele of the eponymous woman of the Beatles son (Ethel Davis/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Musician Tommy Steele, one of Britain’s first teen heartthrobs, created this statue and donated it to the city of Liverpool as a “thank you” in 1982. Steele said he placed a number of objects inside the statue to give her “magical properties”. (Ethel Davis/Robert Harding /AP Images)

One of the 100 Men of Another Place, also known as The Iron Men, this statue was created by Antony Gormley, Crosby Beach near Liverpool, England. (Ethel Davis/Robert Harding /AP Images)

One of the 100 Men of Another Place, also known as The Iron Men, this statue was created by Antony Gormley, located in Crosby Beach near Liverpool, England. (Ethel Davis/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Elizabeth Williams' statue lays over her tomb, she just seems over it. (Nick Servian/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Elizabeth Williams, who died in 1622, has an effigy statue, which lays over her tomb … she just seems over it. (Nick Servian/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Abbey Gardens, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England (Robert Harding Productions /AP Images)

Would this be considered NSFW … err, sorry! This nude statue is located in Abbey Gardens, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, in Cornwall, England. (Robert Harding Productions /AP Images)

Statue of Hamlet, Shakespeare Memorial, Stratford upon Avon, War (David Hunter/Robert Harding /AP Images)

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet has himself a think in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England. (David Hunter/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Statues, Lion, Trafalgar Square

This lion, one of four, guards Nelson’s Column, located in Trafalgar Square in London, England. (Wiki)

Bronze statues referring back to the area's original use as Hors (Ethel Davies/Robert Harding /AP Images)

These bronze statues remind us of the area’s original use as horse stables in Camden Lock, Camden, London, England. (Ethel Davies/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Statue of Robin Hood, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England(Neale Clarke/Robert Harding /AP Images)

He robbed from the rich and gave to the poor … this statue of Robin Hood is appropriately located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. (Neale Clarke/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Manchester United Football Club Stadium, located in Old Trafford, Manchester, England, has permanent supporters outside. (Peter Richardson/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Manchester United Football Club Stadium, located in Old Trafford, Manchester, England, has permanent supporters outside. (Peter Richardson/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Reconciliation is a statue located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, depicting a man and woman being reunited post-war. (Wiki)

Reconciliation is a statue located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, depicting a man and woman being reunited post-war. (Wiki)

Two young men reach toward each other with these Hands Across the Divide statues, located in Derry, Northern Ireland. (Wiki)

Two young men reach toward each other with these Hands Across the Divide statues, located in Derry, Northern Ireland. (Wiki)

Colonel Sir David Stirling, founder of the Special Air Service (SAS), has been memorialized near Doune, Stirlingshire, Scotland. (Jean Brooks/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Colonel Sir David Stirling, founder of the Special Air Service (SAS), has been memorialized near Doune, Stirlingshire, Scotland. (Jean Brooks/Robert Harding /AP Images)

This figure has been affectionately nicknamed "Floozie in the Jacuzzi", located in Birmingham, England. (Ethel Davis/Robert Harding /AP Images)

This figure has been affectionately nicknamed “Floozie in the Jacuzzi”, located in Birmingham, England. (Ethel Davis/Robert Harding /AP Images)

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