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.

Featured stories

A road trip along Yorkshire’s Heritage Coast

This mini road trip packs in plenty of fascinating history and gorgeous scenery.

The best autumn activities in the UK

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

Drink up thee zider! A tour of Somerset’s greatest cider farms

Despite competing claims from other counties, there is no question: Somerset is cider’s spiritual home.

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.

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The best hostels and camping in Durham

From idyllic riverside spots to 19th-century barns.

The best self-catering accommodation in Durham

From riverside apartments to peaceful barn conversions.

The best B&Bs in Durham

From large country inns to Victorian townhouses.

The best hotels in Durham

From romantic spa hotels to converted Georgian mansions.

8 tried and tested things to do in North East Scotland

There’s something for everyone.