Journey 14: Dublin to Derry

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Publisher Description

A glorious insight into the history, landscape and people of Britain, from The Sunday Times bestseller.

The late nineteenth century brought railway fever to Ireland, and Victorian travellers were keen to explore a country rich in myth and mystery. Starting in the beautiful city of Dublin, Michael Portillo travels to the fishing port of Balbriggan, crosses the spectacular Boyne viaduct, and learns about the tragic Armagh rail disaster en route to Belfast, home of the Irish shipbuilding industry. The journey continues to the Antrim coast, where Victorian tourists visited the newly-created Gobbins Path and the ancient Giant’s Causeway, and ends with the Georgian elegance of Londonderry.

Places visited: Dublin, Wexford, Bray, Wicklow, Avoca, Belfast, Drogheda, Kingstown, Balbriggan, Armagh, Downpatrick, Antrim, Derry.

This individual journey is one of a series taken from the bestselling books Great British Railway Journeys and Great Victorian Railway Journeys that accompany the highly successful BBC Two series. Michael Portillo follows the famous George Bradshaw railway guides in railway journeys across the length and breadth of the country, discovering spectacular scenery and stunning architecture and exploring local history and industry.

Reviews

‘A colourful insight into Britain over the last 150 years’ – National Geographic Traveller

About the author

Karen is an author, editor and researcher, specialising in modern history and biographies.

GENRE
Travel & Adventure
RELEASED
2013
3 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
30
Pages
PUBLISHER
Collins
SIZE
24.7
MB

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