Brains in jars © UCL, GMZ and Matt Clayton

The Grant Museum of Zoology, University Street, London

University College London's Grant Museum is near the main university building (where Jeremy Bentham's Auto Icon is displayed). The museum has jars of lizards, snakes and moles as well as a cloned domestic cat. Travel Darkly took a look inside...
Llandoger Trow © Bristol Record Office

Bristol's Haunted Pubs

Limping boys, Elizabethan girls and long-haired slaves are just some of the ghosts thought to be hanging around Bristol's oldest pubs. Travel Darkly investigates...
The execution poster of Sarah Thomas, 1849 © Bristol Record Office

New Gaol, Bristol, England

Huge crowds once gathered outside the gatehouse of Bristol's prison to see criminals hanged for their crimes. Travel Darkly visits what's left of the jail, located just behind Bristol harbourside...
Ashton Court Mansion © Katherine Conlon

Ashton Court, Bristol, England

Headless horsemen, ghostly grey ladies and phantom hounds are all said to haunt the centuries-old Ashton Court in Bristol, so spooky the electricians wouldn't work there alone...
Pendle Witches 4th Centenary

Lancaster Castle and the Pendle Witches

In August 1612 eleven people were sentenced at Lancaster castle to 'hang until they be dead.' They had been accused and found guilty of witchcraft. Travel Darkly went on the trail of the Pendle Witches visiting Pendle Hill, the Pendle Heritage Centre and Lancaster Castle...
Clifford's Tower daffodils © Glen Bowman

Clifford's Tower, York, England

In the twelfth century the Jewish community of York committed suicide in a tower which still stands in the centre of the city. Find out why and how to visit...
The human skin book © Katherine Conlon

M Shed, Bristol, England

Boy meets girl, falls in love. Sadly the girl doesn't love the boy back. Boy finds out girl has a new boyfriend and throws a large stone at girl's head. Ends up hanged at Bristol's New Gaol. After his death, the whole affair is documented in a rather grisly book which can be visited at Bristol's M Shed...