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The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Britain's Best Drives Episode 5 of 7

Actor Richard Wilson takes a journey into the past, following routes raved about in motoring guides of 50 years ago.

Using an Austin Cambridge to explore an area that claims to be the birthplace of British tourism, Richard learns about life before the Severn Bridge, finds out why thousands of tourists flocked to the Wye Valley in search of the 'picturesque' and discovers how ancient customs are still practised in the medieval Forest of Dean, with his trip culminating at a renowned viewpoint.

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30 minutes

Last on

Tue 12 May 2015 19:30


Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Wilson
ProducerJonney Steven
Executive ProducerRichard Klein
Series ProducerNeil Edwards

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