Friday Freebies: Railway Journeys

We have five copies of series six of Great British Railway Journeys, hosted by Michael Portillo, to give away.

Using a 19th-century guidebook for travelling through Victorian Britain, Portillo sets off on four new railway journeys, which will take him across Britain. Each journey is played over five episodes: Ayr to Edinburgh, Amersham to London Bridge, Derby to Lindisfarne, and Pembroke Dock to Cambridge.

Portillo traverses Britain’s railway network using Bradshaw’s Descriptive Railway Guide, following its recommendations for places to visit and things to do while investigating the characters, industries, locations and hotels suggested in the handbook that take his interest.

Along the way he meets an interesting selection of the British public and gains a fascinating insight into the history of Victorian Britain.

The series is also a snapshot of the country today – its people, stories, scenery, architecture, customs, history and how life and landscape have changed over the last 150 years, since Bradshaw became a household name.

To win one of five copies of Great British Raiway Journeys – Series 6, simply email us at [email protected] with your name, phone number and address, and an answer to this simple question.

Q: Name any of the destinations in this series.

Entries close 27 May.



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