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Things to do and see in the United Kingdom and Ireland, written by Slow Travelers.

England Travel Notes


Five Reasons to Visit London the Second Weekend in November: Some of the benefits of visiting off-season.

The Cotswolds and Bath

The Cotswolds Travel Guide: Articles from various authors covering traveling in the Cotswolds including - introduction, descriptions of towns and villages, favorite drives, activities, favorite pubs, tea rooms, restaurants, shopping and more.

ST Google Map - Cotswolds, England

Bath - Practical Tips: A few notes about Bath, car service, supermarket locations.


Salisbury - Practical Tips: A few notes about Salisbury, sights, car service, taxi, supermarket locations.

Walking to Stonehenge: A day trip to Stonehenge from London needn't be a "fly-by" on a tour bus. Instead take this short circular walk from Amesbury.

South-West England - Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall

South-West England - Somerset, Devon and Cornwall: Travel guide for the south-west.

ST Google Map - Dartmoor, Devon, England

Cornwall Travel Notes: Introduction to Cornwall, why go there, how to get there, descriptions of the towns, hotels and vacation rentals, favorite restaurants.

Central England

Travel Guide for Chester, Cheshire: Things to do and see in the historic town of Chester, accommodations, restaurants.

Southeast England - south and southeast of London, Kent, Surry and Sussex

Southeast England: Introduction to the region, homes, gardens, ruins, towns to visit, walks and nature reserves.

St Google Map - Southeast England

Northern England

Yorkshire: York, The Yorkshire Dales and West Yorkshire (Leeds, Bradford).

ST Google Map - West Yorkshire, England

ST Google Map - Yorkshire Dales, England

Between York and Edinburgh: Things to do and see when traveling between York and Edinburgh in northern England and the Scottish Borders.

ST Google Map - Between York and Edinburgh

ST Google Map - Lake District, England

Northumberland - God's Own Country: - One of England's hidden secrets- full of rich history, empty beaches, beautiful walking paths, castles, churchs, and quaint villages.

Wales Travel Notes

Northern Wales (Cymru): Travel notes for the largely mountainous area of Snowdonia National Park and Lleyn, the mainland peninsula that juts out westward beyond Snowdonia.

ST Google Map - Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales: Travel notes for the south-west coast of Wales, near St David's and Fishguard.

ST Google Map - Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales

Scotland Travel Notes

Scotland Travel Notes: Basics of traveling in Scotland, what to see if your time is limited, southern Scotland, central areas, northern Scotland, and the Islands.

ST Google Map - Southern Scotland

ST Google Map - Northern Scotland

Ireland: Travel Notes

Enchanted Caravan Travel in Ireland: A week traveling by horse-drawn caravan.

Slow Traveling Around Ireland with Jeanne: Notes about the country, the regions, the sites.

Navigating in Ireland: Notes about traveling in Ireland.

Countryside Activities

Hiking/Walking/Rambling in England: When to go, how to plan, countryside code, guidebooks, maps, hiking in the Cotswolds, Symonds Yat, Walking the Kennet and Avon Canal, Walking Canals, Somerset Line Wood Walk.

Canal Boats and Canoeing

Canoeing in England: Renting canoes while traveling in England; paddling on canals, river estuaries and open rivers.

England Canal Travels - The Avon Ring: Lucille describes two weeks on the waterways in the Heart of England.

Canal Boats: Jacks notes on Canal Boats in England with lists of rental agencies.


English Cathedrals: List of the historic cathedrals in England.

Finding Jane Austen: Links for travel information for things about Jane Austen, updated June 2006 with information about Steventon and Adlestrop.

Prehistoric England - Stone Circles, Hill Drawings, Etc.: Photos and notes about prehistoric sites.

British Timeline: A brief explanation of the names of the periods of British history.

Sample Prices: Some sample prices from a recent trip.

Miscellaneous: A few miscellaneous notes.

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