Edward has it more or less covered, but there's so much history on our small island you will find something of interest to suit everyone. One point to anyone contemplating car hire. If you have never driven on the left make sure you hire an automatic car, gear change will be one less problem to worry about. Our main intercity highways are known as 'Motorways.' They are signed with white letters on a blue background: Stopping is only permitted for an emergency, if you have to stop, use the hard shoulder on the left hand side. If you miss your exit, just travel on to the next one, turn around and come back, many a dangerous situation has occurred by someone braking hard and turning off at the last second. The services on the motorways are notoriously expense, the service ranges from pathetic to atrocious. We Brits use them just for a comfort stop, they do at least have clean toilets, (get used to asking where the loo is,) ask for the bathroom and you might get directed to the truck driver's shower room. Anyone visiting will have a geat time, and as for personal security, a couple of cops in Miami said to me: "If you were back home and went into a street where you felt uncomfortable, you would turn around and leave, do the same here and you will be fine." Sensible advice.