Every location, however big or small, has stories to tell and a past waiting to be discovered. And for many, it's this, the history of a place, that can be the most fascinating part of holiday. You'll find it everywhere too. It's in the grand old buildings that sit alongside modern towers, in the unique collections of museums and galleries, and in the culture, kept alive or reimagined.

From archaeological sites to museums rich in artefacts - both local to a region and more international in scope - there are plenty of ways in which the history of a particular destination can be explored. And you can find out about all of them right here as this page is your one-stop-shop for all things historical - travel-related of course.

Experience the landmarks and locations that make a place famous, such as the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. Find out what it was to live like royalty or explore the castles of a region and all the treasures they contain. From the ruins of ancient civilisations to the key events of the 20th century, we've got a huge range of ideas for all kinds of history-inspired travel. Have a read of our articles below and find out more.

If exploring the manmade wonders of the world is an interest of yours, pay our architecture section a visit. Or, if you want to get more in-depth insight when it comes to the history of a place and its culture, browse our articles on museums.

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