From inspiring JRR Tolkien and Jules Verne to having more writers in its population than any other country in the world, Iceland is one of literature’s strongest influences.
Latvia’s capital, a European Capital of Culture for 2014, is awash with Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and late Romanesque architectural styles, among others.
Siobhan Thompson performs a tour of the accents of the British Isles – and the celebrities who speak with them.
The Great Hungarian Plain is Europe’s answer to the American West – complete with rough-and-tumble herdsmen, horses trained to lie flat on command and a history of highwaymen.
Until the deportations of 1923, Muslims and Christians lived harmoniously in the Turkish town of Kayakoy. Today, the ghost town remains a poignant reminder of happier times.
An Oxford photographer captures the vantage points and historical snippets that many visitors may not spot at first glance.