British Isles

It’s easy to take for granted those things immediately around us, but the truth is that our own backyard. the British Isles, offers attractions to rival holiday destinations anywhere in the world: the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and the Dorset coast; beer in a medieval pub and afternoon tea with scones in an elegant café; castles with turrets and churches with dainty spires; Cotswold stone and Shakespeare’s England;  whisky distilleries and micro breweries.

That’s not to mention Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall; the Giant’s Causeway and Titanic Belfast; Offa’s Dyke Path and Snowdonia National Park; the Millennium Stadium and Wembley; the British Museum, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Tate Modern.

We have a rich history and the very best of culture, shops, museums, galleries, restaurants and nature. Visit Britain promotes the country under the strapline ‘Britain is Great’. It’s difficult to argue.

Cambridgeshire & The Fens


Chilterns & Thames Valley

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly


Devon (East) and the Jurassic Coast


Dumfries and Galloway

Exmoor National Park

Hebrides (Inner)

Hebrides (Outer)

How to Travel Through Kent

Isle of Wight


North and Mid Devon



Peak District



South Devon & Dartmoor

South Wales



Yorkshire (Dales)

Yorkshire (Wolds & North York Moors)

Books on the British Isles

52 Wildlife Weekends
A Connemara Journey
A Summer of British Wildlife
Britain from the Rails
Britain’s Best Small Hills
Britain’s Sacred Places (Slow Travel)
Cambridgeshire & The Fens (Slow Travel)
Camping Road Trips UK
Caving, Canyoning, Coasteering…
Cheshire (Slow Travel)
Chilterns & Thames Valley (Slow Travel)
Connemara Mollie
Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly
Cotswolds (Slow Travel)
Country of Larks: A Chiltern Journey
Cycling in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Cycling in East Anglia
Cycling in Northumbria
Cycling in Surrey
Dark Skies of Britain & Ireland
Dog-Friendly Weekends
Dorset (Slow Travel)
Dorset (Slow Travel)
Dumfries and Galloway (Slow Travel)
Durham (Slow Travel)
East Devon & The Jurassic Coast (Slow Travel)
Exmoor National Park (Slow Travel)
Freedom Pass London: 26 special days in and around the capital
Heritage Weekends
Inner Hebrides
Isle of Wight (Slow Travel)
Juicy Crones
Kent (Slow Travel)
Norfolk (Slow Travel)
North & Mid Devon (Slow Travel)
North Devon & Exmoor (Slow Travel)
North East Scotland (Slow Travel)
North York Moors & Yorkshire Wolds (Slow Travel)
North York Moors & Yorkshire Wolds Including York & the Coast (Slow Travel)
Northumberland (Slow Travel)
Outer Hebrides
Oxford: Ben le Vay’s Eccentric Oxford
Paddling Britain
Peak District (Slow Travel)
Scotland from the Rails
Scotland Highlands & Islands
Shropshire (Slow Travel)
Slow Travel Family Breaks
South Devon & Dartmoor (Slow Travel)
Suffolk (Slow Travel)
Sussex (Slow Travel)
The Wilderness Cookbook
Unlikely Positions in Unlikely Places
Wales: South Wales
Walking the Wharfe
Wild About Britain
Wild About Dorset
Wild Times

Articles on the British Isles

A Slow day in York

‘The history of York is the history of England’; unearth the past with a slow tour of this medieval city.

5 essential destinations on a fly-drive through the Outer Hebrides

Fly-drive travel maximises your time in the Outer Hebrides and allows you to experience the magic of landing on the beach at Barra’s one-of-a-kind airport.

The best little-known towns in the Cotswolds

Look beyond the obvious next time you visit this Area of Natural Beauty.

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