I am new to QGIS and trying to find a simple topographical basemap for Britain and Ireland. It is a map of prehistoric sites, so I can't have any cities/streets/labels, just topography.

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    If its a basemap based on open data that you seek then I think the place to ask is the Open Data Stack Exchange.
    – PolyGeo
    May 2, 2021 at 7:40

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Natural Earth 2 – This data derived from Natural Earth 1 portrays the world environment in an idealized manner with little human influence. The softly blended colors of Natural Earth 2 are ideal for historical mapping, because it shows the world much as it looked before the modern era.


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