Great Coastal Railway Journey Series 2, Episode 13

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Michael Portillo is in Bangor, County Down, en route to the Northern Irish capital, Belfast. Admiring the handsome waterfront houses, he recalls the resort’s prosperity after the railways arrived and learns how local groups are launching a cultural revival. 

He finds out about the history of Stormont and the Good Friday Agreement, explores the regenerated waterfront on the Maritime Mile, visits the largest coastal inlet in the British Isles, and discovers a scheme to generate power with a tidal kite.

Period05 Jun 2023

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