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18 travel features tagged “History”

In search of London's lost rivers

While the Thames is well known, at least five waterways have disappeared under the city’s pavement over time, becoming watery ghosts whose rumbling waters can still be heard.
Read more… 30 April 2013


Ancient stones of the Scottish isles

Fought over for hundreds of years, the more than 500 islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast are a traveller’s paradise cloaked in mist and rain.
04 March 2013


Peaks and panoramas of Yorkshire

Explore villages packed with history and tackle challenging mountain hikes in the northern English county.
22 February 2013


The Passport blog

The UK's newest royal destination

The former manufacturing city of Leicester is capitalising on the recent discovery of Richard III’s skeleton.
Read more… 15 February 2013


The Beatles’ Liverpool

With the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ debut single Love Me Do promising mass celebrations and concerts, there has never been a better time to visit the band’s hometown.
Read more… 05 October 2012


The Passport blog

Southampton’s Sea City Museum opens

Nowhere in the world was more devastated by the sinking of the RMS Titanic than Southampton, England.
Read more… 09 April 2012


Worldwide Weird

Up Helly Aa, Shetland’s festival of fire

During this combustible holiday, costumed men carry nearly 1,000 torches through Lerwick, Scotland, in a procession that ends with the burning of a Viking-style ship.
Read more… 24 January 2012


Reawakening the Underground

Urban spelunking in London’s abandoned subway stations could do for the city’s underbelly what the London Eye did for its skyline.
Read more… 10 November 2011


London’s alternative museums

The city has scores of intimate, specialist and plain eccentric museums, dedicated to personalities, pastimes, occupations and assorted oddities.
Read more… 06 September 2011


The golden age of train travel

For a shining period in history, passenger trains offered luxuries from the finest chefs to personal tailors.
05 August 2011


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