Slow travel

Bradt has always preferred a ‘slow’ pace of travel. Ours is a sedate, measured approach which is all about getting under the skin of a place so that you leave feeling as if you really know it and haven’t just scratched the surface. The slow travel movement follows in the steps of the slow food movement; it is local, organic, a reaction against clone towns and mass marketing.

Our series of Slow guides to British regions is the foremost of its kind, opening up Britain’s special places in a way that no other guides do. Discover the spots that aren’t normally publicised, meet the locals, find out where the best food can be enjoyed (and from where it’s sourced), indulge in a little cultural foraging and discover the Britain you never knew existed with our expert local authors.

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Yorkshire’s food capital: 48 hours in Malton

This is not a place geared to mass tourism, but that is exactly where its attraction lies.

Tissington Trail Peak District UK

On your bike: our favourite cycle routes in England

Leave the car behind and explore Britain’s highways, byways and coastal pathways on two wheels.

The best autumn activities in the UK

Just because it’s starting to get colder, doesn’t mean you need to stay inside.

The best woodland campsites in the UK

These quirky woodland campsites are some of the most memorable in the UK.

A fine example of a Tudor town: 48 hours in Shrewsbury

Explore medieval and Tudor architecture a noble riverside park and passageways which enable you to disappear temporarily into a bygone time.

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Bamburgh Castle Northumberland by Dave Head Shutterstock

The alternative guide to a great British summer

Escape the hordes of holiday-goers and explore Britain’s lesser-trodden parts.

Denbies Winery Surrey by Jools Hart Photography Shutterstock

Never stop wining: the best of England’s vineyards

These are some of the more unlikely locations for vineyards in England… hicc!

The best camping and glamping in North and Mid Devon

From gypsy caravans to safari-style tents.

The best hotels in North and Mid Devon

From luxury accommodations to simple family-style boutiques.

The best B&Bs in North and Mid Devon

From working farms to coaching inns.

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