58 days in France, United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

58 days in France, United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Niort, France
— 3 nights
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Nantes, France
— 3 nights
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Angers, France
— 2 nights
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Rennes, France
— 4 nights
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Le Mans City, France
— 3 nights
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Tours, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Lille, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive to Cairnryan, Ferry to Belfast
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Toulouse, France

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 11th (Sat), engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, then see the interesting displays at Musee Georges Labit, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jerome, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Couvent des Jacobins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Quai de la Daurade.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Toulouse holiday builder site.

Andorra la Vella, Andorra to Toulouse is an approximately 3-hour combination of car and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In January in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Bazas Cathedrale, then do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Taillan. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Aquitaine, then examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and finally contemplate the long history of Port de la Lune.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux online holiday planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Niort.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Niort, France

— 3 nights
Niort is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in western France.The population of Niort is 60,486 and more than 137,000 people live in the urban area. On the 15th (Wed), examine the collection at Les Tresors de Lisette, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Hilaire, then take an in-depth tour of Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Les Halles de Niort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at CACP - La villa Perochon, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Domaine De Birius, then examine the collection at Ecomusee du Cognac, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Niort trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Niort takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Niort sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Niort

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Nantes, France

— 3 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Get a sense of the local culture at Passage Pommeraye and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Popular historic sites such as Eglise Sainte Croix and Collegiale Saint-Aubin are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Arts de Nantes, admire the local landmark of Le Miroir d'Eau, and view the masterpieces at Art Me.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nantes trip tool.

Traveling by car from Niort to Nantes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Nantes are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Angers.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Angers, France

— 2 nights

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Pignerolle. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galerie David d'Angers, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Plessis-Mace, then steep yourself in history at Collegiale Saint-Martin, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Place du Ralliement.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Angers trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Nantes to Angers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rennes.

Things to do in Angers

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Rennes, France

— 4 nights
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Mont Saint-Michel and Place Henri IV will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Les Champs Libres and Centre Historique de Rennes. Get out of town with these interesting Rennes side-trips: Marche aux Huitres (in Cancale) and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Sauveur de Rennes, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and don't miss a visit to Portes Mordelaises.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rennes tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Angers to Rennes in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. January in Rennes sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Le Mans City, France

— 3 nights

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
On the 26th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum and then get your game on at Karting des 24 Heures du Mans. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame du Pre, and finally stop by Palais des Thes.

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You can take a train from Rennes to Le Mans City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Tours, France

— 3 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Saint-Gatien and Chateau de Chenonceau. Head to Galerie Cravantaise and Bijoux Ultreiafor plenty of shopping. Step out of Tours to go to Sully-sur-Loire and see Château de Sully-sur-Loire, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Basilique Saint Martin, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts Tours, appreciate the history behind Basilique Saint-Julien, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville de Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tours trip planning website.

Getting from Le Mans City to Tours by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Tours are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Tours

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Louvre Museum and The Army Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, see the interesting displays at Fondation Louis Vuitton, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Tours to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Lille, France

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Get some historical perspective at Butte de Warlencourt and Place aux Oignons. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieux-Lille and Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. Get out of town with these interesting Lille side-trips: MusVerre (in Sars-Poteries), Centre Historique Mnier (in Lewarde) and Musee departemental Matisse (in Le Cateau-Cambresis). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Le Musee de Plein Air, brush up on your military savvy at Delville Wood War Memorial, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lille route planner.

Take a train from Paris to Lille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Courtauld Gallery and National Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Wallace Collection and Houses of Parliament. Venture out of the city with trips to IWM Duxford (in Duxford), Pitt Rivers Museum (in Oxford) and Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and learn about all things military at HMS Belfast.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read London travel route planner.

Take a train from Lille to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lille to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Liverpool Cathedral and Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Merseyside Maritime Museum and Liverpool Beatles Museum. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of International Slavery Museum, stroll around Sefton Park, examine the collection at British Music Experience, and contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Liverpool trip itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Liverpool by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Contemporary Six. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Manchester Cathedral, then explore the engaging exhibits at People's History Museum, then steep yourself in history at Chatsworth House, and finally make a trip to The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Manchester using our trip planner.

Getting from Liverpool to Manchester by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Manchester sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Discovery Point and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Rosslyn Chapel. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh vacation builder app.

Take a train from Manchester to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Furqan Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at The Glasgow School of Art, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Hunterian Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to SS Nomadic and Cathedral Quarter. Basil Sheils and Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Malachy's Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage - Schomberg House, and see the interesting displays at HMS Caroline.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast online journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Glasgow to Belfast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and Gallery of Photography. Step out of Dublin to go to Glendalough Village and see Wicklow Mountains National Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, explore the world behind art at Gerard Byrne Studio, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cardiff.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Cardiff, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Castle Combe Village and Llandaff Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate St Fagans National Museum of History and Museum of Cardiff. Step out of Cardiff with an excursion to Tintern Abbey in Tintern--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at The University Church, Nazareth House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cardiff travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Cardiff in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at British Library, then examine the collection at Charles Dickens Museum, then listen to music at South Bank, and finally admire the masterpieces at Somerset House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London travel route builder site.

Traveling by train from Cardiff to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.