Basilica Cistern is a former underground water storage area in Istanbul. Today it’s a tourist attraction where you can enjoy live music concerts and see just how ingenious the Byzantines really were. There are over 300 columns inside the cistern and a number of walkways have been constructed so that you can walk around with ease.
Choco-Story is an attraction in Bruges which tells the story of Belgian chocolate making over the years. The museum is located inside one of the city’s tallest historic buildings, dating back to 1480. You make your way on a journey through the rooms of the museum as the story is told through displays and sign boards.
Barley Hall is a medieval town house nestled down a small alleyway in the centre of York, UK. It used to be the residence of the Mayor of York back in the time of Richard III, but its history became lost over the years that followed. The story of its re-discovery is the most amazing part of the exhibits you will see here.
The Paris Catacombs are a tourist attraction made from the tunnels which stretch under the streets of Paris. The vast majority of the city’s catacombs are off-limits to visitors however, one small 2km section is available to visit. It’s very popular though, so be prepared to wait in line.
Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot in Danish) is one of central Copenhagen’s most historic and beautiful tourist attractions. Its turrets have an almost fairy tale feel to them and when you go inside, you’ll find over-the-top ornate rooms, a huge hall, bizarre collections and a very impressive toilet.
The Hippy Market is one of Ibiza’s most popular retail attractions and people come from all over the island to browse the stalls and soak up the atmosphere. It began in 1973 when hippies were first allowed to sell their handicrafts at this location in the grounds of the Hotel Club Punta Arabi.
The Warner Brothers studio near Watford was the location for much of the filming of the Harry Potter series of movies. Sets were built, used and stored here but when filming on the final movie was concluded, a decision was made to turn part of the complex into a visitor attraction.
Jardin des Tuileries is one of the best loved public parks in Paris and was originally the impressive gardens of the Tuileries Palace, which is now the Louvre Museum. The park is part of the linear layout of central Paris running from the Arc de Triomphe, down the Champs Elysees and through the main path in the gardens.
The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is world renowned for the skill of its riders and the intelligence of its horses. A visit here is a must for anyone with equestrian interests, but it generally comes at an impressive price. There is a cheaper option though! The school uses Lipizzaner stallions and the horses look like they are dancing at times.
The Galleries of Justice in Nottingham is a museum of crime and punishment which is based in the former courthouse and county gaol. The building is packed with history and your tour will include the perfectly preserved court room, which was still being used a couple of decades ago. Your tour then continues as you follow the steps of condemned men, from the dock, down to the former prison cells below.