Ely Museum and Ely Bishop's Gaol, Ely, England

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Ely Museum is situated in what was once the old Bishop's Gaol where prisoners were chained to the floor to stop them escaping. There's also a dead Roman soldier by the door. Travel Darkly went to take a look at this charming museum in Ely...

Sites of the Great Fire of London, 1666

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A small fire which started in a bakery in Pudding Lane went on to destroy most of the City of London in 1666. Travel Darkly visits the sites associated with the worst fire in recorded history...

Oliver Cromwell's House, Ely, England

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Oliver Cromwell's family lived at what is now Oliver Cromwell's House before and during the English Civil War. As well as having excellent displays relating to the history of the period, it is supposedly haunted. Travel Darkly went to investigate...

Oliver Cromwell and Charles I London Execution Sites

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Charles I was executed outside Banqueting House in London on 30th January 1649 after years of Civil War. Cromwell, on the orders of Charles II, was posthumously executed at Tyburn on the anniversary in 1661. We went to take a look at the execution locations in London and the place Cromwell's head is buried in Cambridge...

The Capuchin Catacombs Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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The catacombs in Palermo, Italy, are among the creepiest we've seen and visitors must beware; what's inside really isn't suitable for children. They house the bodies of preserved monks and wealthy Sicilians from a couple of centuries past, wearing the clothes they wished to be buried in...

Jack the Ripper Tour, London

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Travel Darkly joins one of the Jack the Ripper tours around the East End of London, where five women were murdered during the 'Autumn of Terror' by a serial killer who has never been identified...

The Paris Catacombs, Paris

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The remains of more than six million deceased Parisians lie beneath the city in what was once a quarry. Bones from cemeteries and charnel houses that had run out of space were reburied in the catacombs between 1786 and 1860.