Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands Season 2

Follow historian Paul Murton as he tours the Scottish Isles.

Cultural / History - European / Nonfiction / Travel English 2h 54m Sell Sheet
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1 Video DVD Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017 24.99 24.99 852435007297 Add to Cart
1 Video DVD w/Public Performance rights Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017 199.99 199.99 852435007297P Add to Cart
Description
									With a Victorian guidebook in his hands, historian Paul Murton travels the country and traces the changes that have taken place since the birth of Scottish tourism 200 years ago.

For centuries Scotland had been regarded as a place to avoid and early travellers complained about the savage terrain and uncouth habits of the natives. To find out what changed to make Scotland an internationally celebrated tourist destination Paul recreates twelve journeys suggested by a well-thumbed copy of “Black’s Picturesque Guide to Scotland”. 

Travelling by age-old modes of transport including a horse-drawn caravan, steam train, a vintage bike and a Morris Minor, Paul follows in the footsteps of the first tourists to come to Scotland.

Watch as Paul travels from Dunkeld to Balmoral on an 1870s tricycle, travels by train from the foot of Ben Nevis to the fabled Isle of Skye, island hops the iconic Islands on Clyde, paddles a beautiful replica Rob Roy canoe, boards a traditional gypsy caravan to travel over the Union Bridge to pass from England to Scotland and rides a vintage bike through the spectacular scenery of the central highlands.

Be charmed as Paul explores the most fascinating parts of Scotland that have been delighting visitors for 200 years.