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By David Else

EXPERIENCE the simplest of serious BRITAIN

London’s Tower Bridge, old tub, Edinburgh fort – we’ve chosen the main iconic attractions and impressive locations so that you can benefit from the genuine nice Britain with the minimal of fuss.

Highlights demonstrate the must-see points of interest and unbeatable experiences
Itineraries make making plans your journey easier than ever
Local Experts suggest what to not miss
Pull-Out Map places the streets of London on your pocket

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It was an untidy finale. The Romans were not driven out by the ancient Britons (after more than 300 years, Romano-British culture was so established there was nowhere for many to go ‘home’ to). In reality, Britannia was simply dumped by the rulers in Rome, and the colony slowly fizzled out of existence. But historians are neat folk, and the end of Roman power in Britain is generally dated at 410. Return to beginning of chapter THE EMERGENCE OF ENGLAND When Roman power faded, the province of Britannia went into decline, and entered a period known by some historians as the Dark Ages.

Meanwhile in northern England another missionary called Aidan (later beatified as St Aidan) was even more successful. With admirable energy and fervour, he converted the entire populations of Mercia and Northumbria, and still had time to establish a monastery in 635 at Lindisfarne (Click here), a beautiful site on the coast at Holy Island that can still be visited today. While these newcomers arrived from the west and south, the people of Wales were also under pressure to the east – harassed by the Anglo-Saxons of England pretty much constantly for hundreds of years.

Despite apparent randomness, there is a seasonal pattern. Temperatures are higher in summer (June to August), and there’s normally more sunshine, though July and August, along with the winter months, are often the rainiest months of the year. Conversely, winter (November to February) may enjoy fantastic clear spells between bouts of rain or snow, while spring (March to May) or autumn (September to October) can often produce the finest weather of the year. There are also north–south variations: southern England might be chilly, while northern Scotland enjoys a heatwave.

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