Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Series 1, Episode 25 - Milford Haven to Fishguard...

3.0 15 x
Michael Portillo reaches the most westerly station in Wales, Milford Haven, the biggest energy port in the United Kingdom. He then heads north, visiting Britain's smallest city and its cathedral.

Series 1, Episode 24 - Carmarthen to Pembroke...

4.0 13 x
Michael Portillo travels the breathtaking rural coastline of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, visiting a bee garden with a quarter of a million honeybees, and Pembroke's magnificent Norman castle.

Series 1, Episode 23 - Port Talbot to Pembrey Burry Port...

3.0 8 x
Michael Portillo’s rail adventure along the south coast of Wales reaches the town of Port Talbot, known across the world for its steel production.

Series 1, Episode 22 - Barry Island to Pyle...

4.0 24 x
Michael Portillo continues his south Wales coastal railway journey in Barry Island, where he investigates the busy docks. He then heads to the Jurassic shoreline and the seaside resort of Porthcawl.

Series 1, Episode 21 - Avonmouth to Six Bells...

4.0 16 x
Michael Portillo begins a new railway journey along the south coast of Wales. He visits a largely intact Roman amphitheatre and learns about the regeneration efforts in the mining town of Six Bells.

Series 1, Episode 20 - Mallaig to Isle of Lewis and Harris...

4.0 21 x
Michael follows in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie as he travels over the sea to Skye, an island renowned for its wildlife, and then on to Lewis and Harris, home to the famous Harris Tweed.

Series 1, Episode 19 - Fort William to Glenfinnan...

4.0 17 x
Michael heads aboard the Jacobite Express to cross the awe-inspiring Glenfinnan Viaduct, before visiting the immense Grampian Mountains and learning about the notorious Massacre of Glencoe.

Series 1, Episode 18 - Oban to Staffa

4.0 17 x
From the fishing port of Oban, Michael heads out to the Hebrides. He helps to harvest seaweed, visits the cradle of Christianity in Scotland, and sees a cave that inspired Felix Mendelssohn's music.

Series 1, Episode 17 - Helensburgh to Connel...

3.0 31 x
From the 250-year-old 'new town' of Helensburgh on the north bank of the Clyde, Michael Portillo takes his favourite West Highland Line across to the waters of Loch Etive.

Series 1, Episode 16 - Fairlie to Port Glasgow...

3.5 26 x
Michael Portillo explores the magnificent western coast of Scotland by rail and ferry, starting at the Hunterston B nuclear power plant and finishing along the deep waters of the Clyde.