Grand Tours of Scotland

In Grand Tours of Scotland, Paul Murton follows in the footsteps of the first tourists to Scotland. With a Victorian guidebook in his hands, he travels across the country tracing the changes that have taken place since the birth of Scottish tourism 200 years ago. For centuries Scotland was regarded as a place to avoid, and early travellers complained about the terrible weather, bad food, poor roads and the uncouth habits of the natives. To find out what changed to make Scotland an internationally celebrated tourist destination, Paul recreates six Scottish tours suggested by a well-thumbed, 19th-century copy of Black's Picturesque Guide to Scotland.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC One Scotland (2010 - 2012)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 19:30 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Travel

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Episode 3x06; Oct 12, 2012

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3x06: It's Just Like SwitzerlandOct 12, 2012
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