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Trip Planning: Guidebooks, counties of the UK and Ireland, etc.

Vacation Rentals: Reviews of places that Slow Travelers have rented. Lists of agencies and sites for booking vacation rentals. See our SlowTrav Favorites.

Hotels: Reviews of hotels by Slow Travelers, information to help you find and book a good hotel.

Restaurants: Notes about restaurants, tea rooms, pubs, takeaways, and prepared meals from supermarkets. Reviews by Slow Travelers.

Instructions for Visitors: Driving, food shopping, appliances, phones, long distance phone cards.

Travel Notes: Slow Travelers travel notes and things to do. Hiking/walking/trekking in England, the Cotswolds, Cornwall, the Southwest, Chester, finding Jane Austen, canal boats, traveling in Ireland, and more.

Postcards: Slow Travelers highlight special activites and experiences. Stonehenge, the 1000 Acre Woods and more.

Hiking in England: How to find the good hiking areas, what to expect.

ST Google Maps: Detailed, annotated Google Maps, made by Slow Travelers. Use them for trip planning.

Photos of United Kingdom and Ireland: We have lots of great travel photos.

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What's New?

- Shopping in the Cotswolds - updated

- London Transportation Guide - updated

- Southeast England - travel guide, things to do, places to visit

- Walking to Stonehenge - take a short, circular walk from Amesbury rather than by car or tour bus

- Stonehenge Rocks - impressions on a visit to Stonehenge

- Northumberland - God's Own Country: One of England's hidden secrets

- Updated: US - English British Dictionary .

...more of what's new

Read Our Trip Reports for the United Kingdom

The Slow Travel Trip Reports is our most popular section! Read these travel journals written by other Slow Travelers. Learn from their experiences to plan your trip or just have some fun doing "armchair travel".

Latest Trip Reports for United Kingdom

A Few Days Around Conwy, Northeast Wales: We spent a few days in May exploring the area around Conwy with ruined castles, stately homes, churches and the delightful Brynbella Gardens.

Sauntering through Suffolk: We spent five days around Stowmarket, Suffolk in March, visiting some of its glorious churches.

Caledonia the Old, the Rugged, the Brave, the Beautiful: September, 2014 - Terry and her husband spend time exploring Edinburgh, the Highlands and some other areas of Scotland.

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