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Grand Tours of Scotland

2010TV-14
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.
Starring
Paul Murton
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. The Romantic Ideal
    October 5, 2010
    29min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Historian Paul Murton goes in search of "the Romantic ideal" and discovers how Sir Walter Scott played a key role in reinventing Scotland.
  2. 2. The Sporting Life
    October 12, 2010
    29min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  3. 3. In Search of the Real Scotland
    October 19, 2010
    29min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  4. 4. Mind, Body, and Spirit
    November 2, 2010
    29min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  5. 5. In Search of Perfect Isolation
    November 9, 2010
    29min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  6. 6. Wish You Were Here
    November 16, 2010
    29min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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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Directors
Paul Murton
Producers
Kathryn Ross
Network
Filmhub/Dreamscape