Slow Travel was started in September 2020, to help people who are looking for travel inspiration that will take them away from the usual tourist sites and crowds. The emphasis is on giving your tourist pounds to local producers and providers, avoiding the homogeneous, mass produced and multi-nationally owned corporations.
Our website will guide you to find the small suppliers, the off-the-beaten-track locations where few tourists go, the quiet and hidden spaces where time slows down.
We also show you how to visit the larger, more touristy sites and cities, but avoiding the queues, crowds and noise of everyone else, whether it is visiting out of season, paying a bit extra for a unique ‘experience’ or finding the quietest areas of a big city. Even London has pockets of stillness if you know where to look.
We have hundreds of articles which range from how to take time out in London, climbing Salisbury Cathedral at Christmas, staying in a 1920s chauffeurs flat, how to see Stonehenge for free and without the crowds, where to watch a wickerman burn at the Celtic festival of Beltain and many more.