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Resources for the Slow Traveller

Looking for resources to plan your Slow Trip? Don't want to use polluting air travel or give your hard-earned money to the big corporations? Find the the best ways to get around, places to stay, tours to take and much more, all in one place. Click on the photos to go to the company website.


Rome2Rio is an excellent resource for finding out how to get from one place to another, whether it is crossing continents or just going to the next town.

Ruined Ancient Architecture

This free app can give you details of any train journey in any country, including times and prices, as well as help you to find the cheapest price on offer.


This site gives you comprehensive details of all train journeys around the world. With ticket booking details, transfer options and how to get the best prices.

Covering ferry journeys from 764 ports worldwide and 3325 routes, ideal for those looking to avoid air travel. They have price comparisons and often do special offers such as free meals.



Get from A to B using public transport. Add your location and destination, and let the website do the planning for you. Filter routes with least walking, fewest transfers or preferred transport. 


It's possible to save a huge sum on costs if you can find a driver for your route, and is great for the environment as you are joining a journey which will be happening anyway.

william-morris-driving-car.jpg is a well known website that has one huge advantage for travellers - you can book places to stay which have free cancellation.


Stay in people's homes for often really low prices. Get your own room and often your own bathroom and stay in places that you would never normally get the chance to. 


A Not-for-Profit organisation that encourages you to book direct with the farmer for accommodation in the heart of the British countryside. With B&B, self-catering and glamping all available.


Stay in someone's home to look after the house and their pets while the owners are away. Stay from a few days to months, a great way to experience a place living as a local.


Places to Visit

Similar to the National Trust but without the politics and controversy, Historic Houses are lived in by their owners who will often offer guided tours of their incredible properties.


These bus tours run in multiple cities around the world, and they stop at all of the  tourist attractions so you can get to the places you want without adding any extra pressure on the local roads.

City Traffic

This UK based organisation has a focus on car-free days out, with discounts on attractions if you travel there on public transport. They also give directions an links to detailed timetables. 

Find self-catering holidays in the UK countryside, with thatched cottages, luxurious barn conversions and former churches on offer, often with log burners, hot tubs and games rooms. 

Green Fields

The NGS provides access to over 3,600 private gardens across England and Wales, raising money for charity. Not just for the summer, you can also get to visit some incredible winter gardens too.

Bike Ride

Champing is when you camp inside a church and you get the whole place to yourself. It is a great way to stay in new places, and helps raise money for the preservation of these ancient buildings. 



Groupon have deals for places to visit that you wouldn't expect - look under attractions on their home page to find what is available where you are visiting and you may be surprised'



Big Barn will help you find locally produced, seasonal food wherever you are staying in the UK, and many of these places will deliver direct to your holiday home. 


An app to help you avoid all of the chain owned pubs in the UK and to help you find those in every city, town and village which are independently owned. A real asset to shopping local.


Help prevent food waste by downloading this app and picking up cut price food that would otherwise end up in landfill. There are some real bargains to be had.

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