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Coventry, England

The Phil Silvers Archival Museum

The only museum in the world dedicated to preserving the life and work of American comedian and entertainer, Phil Silvers.
Coventry, England

Ford's Hospital

For over 500 years this timbered alms house has provided a home for elderly residents of Coventry.
Warwickshire, England

Lord Leycester Hospital

A retirement home for soldiers that can trace its history to the Elizabethan era and beyond.
Budapest, Hungary

Dominican Convent

A 13th-century convent where St. Margaret of Hungary spent her teenage years.
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

Mummified holy right fist of a 1,000-year-old Saint-king.
Budapest, Hungary

Panoptikum Budapest

A series of caves under Castle Hill that once held the prisoner Vlad Tepes, better known as Count Dracula.
Royal Leamington Spa, England

Royal Pump Rooms

Preserved baths in a Victorian-era spa town frequented by the most famous people of its day.
Coventry, England

Caludon Castle Ruins

This ruin in a suburban park may be the place where Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was first performed.
Coventry, England

Remains of the Whitefriars Friary

The historic site where Queen Elizabeth I once gave a searing speech.
Coventry, England

St. Mary's Guildhall

Built in the 1300s, this magnificent building that hosted England's kings and queens transports you to the Middle Ages.
Coventry, England

Coventry Cathedral Ruins

The bombed out remains of the old church were kept intact next to the new one, as a reminder of the futility of war.
Coventry, England

Cheylesmore Manor Gatehouse

All that remains of the medieval palace of the famous "Black Prince."
Coventry, England

Ruins of St. Mary's Priory Cathedral

All that remains of the only English cathedral destroyed in the Protestant Reformation.
Coventry, England

Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock

Every hour on the hour a naked heroine and her leering foil appear from this giant cuckoo clock.
Coventry, England

Thrust SSC and Thrust 2

One of these two land speed record-breaking vehicles went so fast it shattered the sound barrier.
Coventry, England

Spon Street

A preserved block of timber buildings from the city's industrial era in the Middle Ages.
Kenilworth, England

Kenilworth Castle

This ruined medieval castle was the scene of Lord Robert Dudley’s seductive reception for Queen Elizabeth I.
Warwickshire, England

Baddesley Clinton

This medieval manor house was equipped with secret compartments for hiding priests.
West Midlands, England

Warstone Lane Cemetery Catacombs

A hidden gem in the middle of the city's infamous Jewelry Quarter.
Birmingham, England

Curzon Street Station

This historic abandoned train station looks like a stop for ghost trains.
West Midlands, England

Moseley Bog

An ancient woodland that inspired a young J.R.R. Tolkien.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
Budapest, Hungary

Szimpla Kert

A Trabant car, a kangaroo statue, and a plethora of plants take over this abandoned-factory-turned-bar.