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Grand Tours of Scotland

With a Victorian guidebook in hand, historian Paul Murton travels the country and traces the changes that have occurred since the birth of Scottish tourism 200 years ago.
20106 episodes
TV-14
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - The Romantic Ideal
    October 5, 2010
    29min
    7+
    Historian Paul Murton goes in search of "the Romantic ideal" and discovers how Sir Walter Scott played a key role in reinventing Scotland.
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  2. S1 E2 - The Sporting Life
    October 12, 2010
    29min
    13+
    On an original 1870s tricycle, Murton travels to Royal Deeside to learn how Scotland’s mountains and glens became a destination for rich gentlemen to test their mettle.
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  3. S1 E3 - In Search of the Real Scotland
    October 19, 2010
    29min
    7+
    When railways spread across the country, tourists ventured for the first time to Scotland’s west coast. Murton takes the Jacobite train to Mallaig and the Isle of Skye.
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  4. S1 E4 - Mind, Body, and Spirit
    November 2, 2010
    29min
    13+
    Murton goes in search of the stunning Highland landscapes that have attracted visitors for the past 200 years with the promise of improving mind, body, and spirit.
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  5. S1 E5 - In Search of Perfect Isolation
    November 9, 2010
    29min
    ALL
    More-adventurous tourists braved the rough seas to travel to Orkney and Shetland, hoping to restore themselves in the peace and quiet of the remote Northern Isles.
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  6. S1 E6 - Wish You Were Here
    November 16, 2010
    29min
    TV-14
    When working people eventually won the right to some free time, most headed not to the romantic Highlands for a holiday but to the seaside.
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Content advisory
Violencealcohol usesmokingfoul language
Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Paul Murton
Producers
Kathryn Ross
Starring
Paul Murton
Studio
Filmhub/Dreamscape
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