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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK

The United Kingdom is home to 25 sites, 17 in England, 4 in Scotland, 3 in Wales and 1 in Northern Ireland.


UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK

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Skara Brae in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Skara Brae

Historic Site

Skail Bay
Kirkwall , Orkney Islands

Skara Brae

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The Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle And Henge, is part of The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. Thank you for following us. If you have a spare 5 minutes, we’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this short survey, so we have a better idea of what you’d like to see! www.frameworksurv...

The Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle & Henge

Historic Site

B9055
Orkney Islands , Orkney Islands

+44 1856 841815

Ring of Brodgar | V(otum) S(olvit) L(ibens) M(erito)

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Hadrian’s Wall was built by the Romans as a defensive fortification against the northern tribes. Thank you for following us. If you have a spare 5 minutes, we’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this short survey, so we have a better idea of what you’d like to see! www.frameworksurv...

Hadrian's Wall

Trail

Segedunum to Bowness-on-Solway

+44 1434 322002

The fascinating rock formations and fossils of the Jurassic Coast chart 185 million years of the Earth's history. Enjoy the coastal walks and cliff-top views of a natural World Heritage Site, and soak up some sea air at the same time. (Photo by DorsetScouser via Flickr)

The Jurassic Coast

Beach

Jurassic Coast, Dorset

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  • Mallams Restaurant
    Mallams Restaurant

    We are fortunate enough to live in this beautiful county and the Jurassic coast is a must visit destination at any time of year. Followed of course by some lovely local Dorset food and drink!

  • Keith Britten
    Keith Britten

    Well next time I am down I will have to come and partake!

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    Mallams Restaurant

    Please do. Loved your pin of Manzes btw. Took me back to my childhood!

  • Keith Britten
    Keith Britten

    It does look amazing still, used to get jellied eels when i worked in a postroom in the city 25 years ago from Tubby Isaacs. I will when visit sister-in-law who has just moved into the town. hope you have a good Christmas

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    Mallams Restaurant

    Tubby Isaacs! My mum and dad loved his jellied eels. Used to stand watching in fascination as the live eels wriggled and squiggled outside Manzes Pie and Eel shop. thanks for the trip down memory lane and have a good Christmas.

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Scotland's capital is one of Britain's most exciting tourist destinations with a unique cityscape, varied cultural attractions and thriving arts, eating and entertainment scenes.

Edinburgh Castle

Castle

Castlehill
Edinburgh , Edinburgh

+44 131 225 9846

According to UNESCO “the castles and fortified towns of Gwynedd are the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe”. This is one of the four castles - Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

Castle

Castle Ditch
Caernarfon , Gwynedd

+44 1286 677617

Caernarfon Castle

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  • Christia Holloway
    Christia Holloway

    Amazing to see in person! And yes, Gwynedd is such a beautiful region.

  • Dhery Hasan
    Dhery Hasan

    amazingg!!

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    ani shakulashvili

    wow!!

According to UNESCO “the castles and fortified towns of Gwynedd are the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe”. This is one of the four castles - Beaumaris Castle Anglesey (Photo by PhilnCaz, via Flickr)

Beaumaris Castle

Historic Site

Castle St
Beaumaris , Anglesey

According to UNESCO “the castles and fortified towns of Gwynedd are the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe”. This is one of the four castles - Conwy Castle (photo by alan tunnicliffe, via Flickr)

Conwy Castle

Castle

5 Rose Hill St.
Conwy , Conwy County Borough

+44 1492 596159

  • Christia Holloway
    Christia Holloway

    I was fortunate enough to visit. The town is simply lovely and the castle was so fun to explore!

  • Love GREAT Britain
    Love GREAT Britain

    We love it too! So picturesque with the harbour just there!

Blaenavon is a town and World Heritage Site in south eastern Wales, famous for its ironworks, steel-making and coal mining industries.

Blaenavon Ironworks

History Museum

North St
Torfaen County Borough , Torfaen County Borough

Blaenavon World Heritage Site: Homepage

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Blenheim Palace - Birthplace of William Churchill

Blenheim Palace

Monument / Landmark

Oxford St.
Woodstock , Oxfordshire

+44 1993 810500

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    A beautiful palace, but it is enough to make you a communist. All this for one small family - madness.

New Lanark, Scotland New Lanark is the site of an 18th century cotton mill founded by David Dale and Robert Owen. It has undergone extensive renovation and restoration since the 1960s and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

New Lanark World Heritage Site

Museum

New Lanark
South Lanarkshire , South Lanarkshire

+44 1555 661345

New Lanark, Scotland

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  • Tracy Zelinsky
    Tracy Zelinsky

    I have been here in 2000. it was an amazing visit. It was amazing to find the secluded place cuddled in the Clyde valley. (Please correct me if i have some facts wrong, as I am just going off my memory without checking my facts.)

Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City

Albert Dock

Harbor / Marina

Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool

+44 151 708 7334

Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City

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Maritime Greenwich

Maritime Greenwich

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Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church. Together these historic buildings showcase the growth of the English monarchy and have been the setting for many of the events that have shaped the British nation.

Westminster Abbey

Church

20 Dean's Yard
London , Greater London

+44 20 7222 5152

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Home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the National Maritime Museum, Maritime Greenwich is a popular tourist destination. One of the most popular things to do for tourists is to stand astride the Prime Meridian, technically standing in both the eastern and western hemispheres at the same time. You can also witness the ball drop at the top of the Greenwich Observatory at 1pm every day, a tradition which has occurred every day since 1833.

Royal Observatory Gardens

Garden

Royal Observatory
London , Greater London

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According to UNESCO “the castles and fortified towns of Gwynedd are the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe”. This is one of the four castles - Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle

Castle

Castle Square
Harlech , Gwynedd

+44 1766 780552

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Saltaire Village is an industrial housing estate with communal facilities and the old “Salt`s Mill” from the time of the “Industrial Revolution” which was built between 1851 and 1872 by the industrialist Titus Salt.

Saltaire Visitor Information Centre

General Travel

Salts Mill
Shipley

+44 1274 437942

Iron Bridge, Telford, England. Opened in 1781, the Iron Bridge is the defining symbol of the Industrial Revolution. It was the world’s first cast iron bridge, built using iron made in the nearby blast furnace, a feat made possible only by the flowering of coke-powered industry in this area.

The Museum of The Gorge

History Museum

The Wharfage
Shropshire , Shropshire

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Orkney - Standing Stones at Brodgar

The Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle & Henge

Historic Site

B9055
Orkney Islands , Orkney Islands

+44 1856 841815

In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire was inscribed on the World Heritage List. It is recognised as the birthplace of the factory system where in the 18th Century water power was successfully harnessed for textile production. www.derwentvalley...

Derwent Valley

One of Northern Ireland's best-known attractions, the Giant's Causeway is a remarkable natural rock formation.

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

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Tucked away in a scenic river valley just outside Ripon, Fountain's Abbey is a World Heritage Site and a picture of medieval grandeur. Fountains Abbey by Alan Stenson, via Flickr

  • Love GREAT Britain
    Love GREAT Britain

    Would you say it's your favourite World Heritage Site in the UK, Eric?

  • Eric Wallace
    Eric Wallace

    Absolutely! Was thrilled it got the distinction years back. It's a magical place!

  • Elaine Fowler
    Elaine Fowler

    A-maz-ing!

  • محمد الجاف
    محمد الجاف

    In Fact its Avery nice and Magical Place.I Love This Places Too Much.

  • I Love My Pet
    I Love My Pet

    ! Thanks for this

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Backlit Durdle Door Landscape by DorsetScouser, via Flickr

Durham Cathedral is one of Britain's most magnificent buildings, and looms high on the city skyline today as it has for close to 1,000 years. It is one of the world's finest examples of Norman architecture.

Westminster Abbey's architectural treasures: a photo gallery from the Guardian. Photos by David Levene

Westminster Abbey

Church

20 Dean's Yard
London , Greater London

+44 20 7222 5152

Westminster Abbey's architectural treasures – in pictures

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  • Pavel Bendov
    Pavel Bendov

    So cool!

  • Rachel Miller
    Rachel Miller

    Nice