Great Britain Travel Videos, DVD, Touring, Sightseeing, Vacation, Destination
Great Britain Travel Videos, DVD
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Item Code : RICK12215 Shows. DVD. Five Shows: This DVD contains five complete "Rick Steves' Europe" TV shows on Britain, first broadcast from 2000-2005 -- plus bonus behind-the-scenes footage. Running Time: 2?+ hours. Closed Captioned. NTSC format, all region compatible. Join host Rick Steves on a lively 2?-hour romp through Britain in five half-hour "Rick Steves' Europe" TV shows. You'll spend an hour in London, covering the greatest of the old sights (St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower), and some exciting new ones (the British Library and Millennium Bridge). Then you'll cover England's salty south coast from Dover to Land's End -- and the hilly southwest, from the charming Cotswold villages to the rugged beauty of Wales. Up north in Scotland we'll toss a log, sip some whisky and sail to a sacred island. As a bonus, Rick reveals behind-the-scenes footage and stories about his TV series. London: Royal and Rambunctious: We whisper secrets across the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral and eat our way through Soho. Then we check out the treasures of the new British Library, roll with the drums at the Changing of the Guard, and cruise the Thames to Kew Gardens. London: Mod and Trad: We check out the new -- the Millennium Bridge and the British Museum's Great Court, and admire the old -- well-wrapped mummies and a rare Leonardo. After bantering with Beefeaters at the Tower of London, we do some riverside beach-combing along the Thames, from the Tate Modern to the dizzying London Eye. South England: Dover to Lands' End: From the white cliffs of Dover to Land's End, we ponder Roman, Norman, and threatened Nazi invasions. After exploring Admiral Nelson's flagship, we chase wild ponies and discover an ancient stone circle. For refreshment, it's cream tea and Cornish pasties. Heart of England and South Wales: After King Arthur country at Glastonbury, we go back in time to prehistoric Stonehenge. We sample hard apple cider in Wells, meet an eccentric lord in the Cotswolds, and visit an evocative ruined abbey in South Wales. Scotland's Islands and Highlands: In Scotland, legends of Bonnie Prince Charlie swirl with pipers and kilts around crumbling castles. After tossing a caber (log) at a Scottish clan gathering, we remember Highland massacres. We play hide-and-seek with the Loch Ness Monster, tour a whisky distillery, and take a ferry to sacred Iona. Behind the Scenes: Rick reveals behind-the-scenes footage and stories about his TV series.
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Item Code : RICK1223Join popular PBS personality Rick Steves on a grand tour of the British Isles, and get a real feel for the people he meets. Find a true understanding of treasured local customs in North Wales; Edinburgh, Scotland; Dublin and Belfast; Western Ireland; London; Cotswold Villages; and legendary Bath. Rick Steves, is the #1 TV Travel Personality in the U.S. and Canada. He has become the acknowledged expert on independent, lower cost travel that purposely wanders off the beaten path. He's hosted 50 episodes of the popular PBS TV series Travels in Europe, and has written 12 best-selling travel guides, including Europe Through the Back Door. 3? hours DVD, 80 minutes VHS.
- $29.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : WRLD1224DVD. Worldwide Travel Films. 86 Minutes. Started in the mid-1700s, they served as the internal transportation system for Great Britain's "Industrial Revolution". By the early 19th Century, they crisscrossed Britain covering more than 5,000 miles through major cities and rural hamlets. "They", in this case, are the canals of England, Scotland and Wales. Abandoned by industry today, the canals have become a playground for holiday boaters as well as "home" for many retirees who live year round on their floating homes. In re-visiting and re-filming this unusual and colorful part of Britain, film producers Fran and Brooke Reidelberger hire an old-fashioned canal boat to travel in the wake of history, discover modern engineering marvels, and enjoy the timeless British countryside. ? Start at Beeston Castle Wharf in Northwest England at a canal boatyard built in 1775, a year before the birth of the United States. Charles Hardern and family run a small fleet of rental boats and a substantial boat repair facility, both highly regarded. ? Climb a flight of four locks at Hurlston -- operating the locks yourself -- and learn about a major water supply for the canal system. ? Meet Robert Brown, a retired school teacher who spends his retirement years painting canal scenes. ? Visit the Cadbury Company in the Welsh town of Chirk to watch cocoa beans turned into chocolate delicacies. ? Cross the Pontcysllte Aqueduct, 1,000 feet long and 126 feet above the Welsh River Dee. ? Travel under lift bridges and through a one-lane tunnel -- with no lights! ? Attend the International Music Festival in Lllangollen, Wales. ? Tour the ancient walled city of Chester with classic half-timbered buildings, Roman history, and modern shops. ? Enjoy wildlife and wild flowers during a misty morning along the Shropshire Union Canal. ? Ride and learn about the Anderton Lift, a mechanical monster first built by the Victorians to move boats 50 feet up and down between the Weaver River and the Trent and Mersey Canal. The lift was altered over time, abandoned in the late 20th Century, and only recently rebuilt and re-opened as an aide for recreational boaters. ? Watch talented, modern day craftsmen at Stoke-on-Trent as they use Josiah Wedgwood's priceless formulas to produce elegant pieces of pottery that we call "Wedgwood" today. ? Discover a "secret" bunker near Nantwich. The 35,000 square foot underground facility was designed as a center for regional government in case of nuclear attack in the 1950s. It was recently declassified and opened to the public for tours. ? Dine at the "Shroppie Fly", a popular canal side pub at Audlem. ? Ride the Falkirk Wheel, the world's only rotating boatlift. Designed to replace 11 manually operated locks lifting and lowering boats 100 feet, the modern engineering marvel was opened in 2002. More than 5 million travelers have come to see "The Wheel" each year, making it one of Scotland's most popular tourist attractions. ? Travel the rebuilt and recently re-opened Union Canal from Falkirk to Edinburgh, 35 miles without a lock! ? Take a whirlwind tour of beautiful Edinburgh including the ancient castle, the shops of Princes Street, watching the Penguin Parade, sampling haggis, strolling the Royal Mile, visiting Holyrood House, and attending the world famous Military Tattoo. ? Sail the entire length of Scotland's Caledonian Canal, right through the heart of the ruggedly beautiful Great Glen. You will travel only 60 miles -- 22 miles of manmade canal plus Loch Oich, Loch Lochy, and Loch Ness. ? Climb "Neptune's Staircase", a flight of eight locks near Ft. William, to begin the cruise. ? Meet Ian Cameron, the hardest working bridge tender in Scotland, and watch as he opens and closes the canal's only swing bridge -- by hand! ? Visit the Great Glen Waterpark with activities ranging from fishing to skiing. ? Tour a hydroelectric plant to hear and see how the harnessing of abundant water brought electricity to the Scottish Highlands. ? Marvel at the amazing rope catching abilities of Tally, a Golden Retriever who "helps" boaters transit the locks near Ft. Augustus. ? Learn the real story of the Loch Ness Monster at the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Center. ? Attend a county fair to see the Highland Cattle and other livestock as well as meeting and admiring many different breeds of Scottish dogs at an informal dog show. ? Tour Inverness, the northernmost town on the Caledonian Canal, home for whisky, games and Highland history. ? Enjoy "Britain's Gentle Highway" at its pictorial best -- cruising in a soft, late evening afterglow, a light the poets call heaven.
Great Britain Travel Videos, DVD