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Curious Sussex

Why does George IV's Royal Pavilion look so different from other British royal palaces? What happened at the Seven Sisters Cliffs? What is a Smugglers Pub? Who wouldn't sit under a dragon? Where did Sherlock Holmes retire? And what does the Guinness family have to do with a medieval hotel?

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England's Curious Great West Way

England's Great West Way follows the ancient path from London to Bristol. We take the train and get curious at stops along the way: Stonehenge, Bath's masonic architecture, the Roman Baths and the S.S. Great Britain. We also sample some curious pub pies, learn some cockney rhyming slang, and visit a few charming villages.

  • 2020-09-30T00:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-09-30T07:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-09-30T12:30:00-07:00

Curious Brussels

Why is La Grande-Place so gilded? How did Brussels' chocolate legacy begin? Where can you walk through the pages of a comic book? How did Flanders become such a source of Master artists?

  • 2020-10-07T00:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-07T07:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-07T12:30:00-07:00

Curious Cardiff

Why is there a giant wall in the middle of Cardiff? Who built Cardiff Castle? And Coch Castle? Why does Cardiff have so many Victorian and Georgian arcades? What is a bara brith? And laverbread? (Seriously, what is it?) Where did Princess Diana give her first public speech in Welsh?

  • 2020-10-14T00:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-14T07:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-14T12:30:00-07:00