أرشيفات الإشارات: Heritage

Where are the Unesco World Heritage sites in the UK? Full locations list from Stonehenge to the Lake District

UNESCO is best known to most people for its World Heritage program to protect cultural sites and traditions around the world.

But how many does the UK have? هذا كل ما تريد معرفته.

 Stonehenge is one of 31 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Britain

Stonehenge is one of 31 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Britainالإئتمان: صور جيتي

What is a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of cultural or natural heritage and importance.

يوجد 1,052 of these worldwide, including India’s Taj Mahal and Peru’s Machu Picchu.

We have 31 World Heritage Sites here in the UKspanning across England, ويلز, إيرلندا الشمالية, Bermuda, Gibraltar, the Pitcairn Islands and Saint Helena.

Which are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK?

Tourist attractions including Stonehenge, Canterbury Cathedral and Hadrian’s Wall are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

As it the Jurassic Coast, the infamous Dorset and East Devon filming location for the highly-acclaimed Broadchurch TV series.

When it comes to capital cities, Edinburgh’s old and new towns have been recognisedas have London landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Kew Gardens and the Tower of London.

منطقة البحيرة

 The Lake District was made a World Heritage Site in July 2017

The Lake District was made a World Heritage Site in July 2017الإئتمان: العلمي

Canterbury Cathedral

 Canterbury Cathedral, in Kent, is a World Heritage Site

Canterbury Cathedral, in Kent, is a World Heritage Siteالإئتمان: العلمي

Tower of London

 The Tower of London is also a World Heritage Site

The Tower of London is also a World Heritage Siteالإئتمان: العلمي

City of Bath

 Part of the Palladian Pulteney Bridge and weir in the World Heritage city of Bath, Somerset

Part of the Palladian Pulteney Bridge and weir in the World Heritage city of Bath, Somersetالإئتمان: العلمي

Durham Castle and Cathedral

 Durham Castle (في الصورة) and Cathedral also make the list

Durham Castle (في الصورة) and Cathedral also make the listالإئتمان: العلمي

Jurassic Coast

 The Jurassic Coast is the filming location for hit TV series Broadchurch

The Jurassic Coast is the filming location for hit TV series Broadchurchالإئتمان: العلمي

Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

 The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are also a World Heritage Site

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are also a World Heritage Siteالإئتمان: صور جيتي

Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey

 Westminster Palace and Abbey have also been recognised

Westminster Palace and Abbey have also been recognisedالإئتمان: العلمي

Hadrian’s Wall

 Hadrian's Wall, part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire

Hadrian’s Wall, part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empireالإئتمان: صور جيتي

Blenheim Palace

 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, is also a World Heritage Site

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, is also a World Heritage Siteالإئتمان: صور جيتي

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 Kew Gardens is yet another London landmark on the list

Kew Gardens is yet another London landmark on the listالإئتمان: صور جيتي

Saltaire

 Saltaire is a Victorian model village in Bradford

Saltaire is a Victorian model village in Bradfordالإئتمان: العلمي

Heart of Neolithic Orkney

 Skara Brae Neolithic village on Orkney

Skara Brae Neolithic village on Orkneyالإئتمان: العلمي

The UK’s World Heritage Sites

This is the complete list, and the date when each landmark was officially recognised

  1. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (2000)
  2. Blenheim Palace (1987)
  3. Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey at St Martin’s Church (1988)
  4. Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd (1986)
  5. City of Bath (1987)
  6. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (2006)
  7. Derwent Valley Mills (2001)
  8. Dorset and East Devon CoastJurassic Coast (2001)
  9. Durham Castle and Cathedral (1986)
  10. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (1987)
  11. Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast (2001)
  12. Gorham’s Cave Complex (2016)
  13. Gough and Inaccessible Islands (1995)
  14. Heart of Neolithic Orkney (1999)
  15. Henderson Island (1988)
  16. Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda (2000)
  17. Ironbridge Gorge (1986)
  18. Maritime Greenwich (1997)
  19. New Lanark (2001)
  20. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (1995)
  21. Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, including St Margaret’s Church (1987)
  22. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (2009)
  23. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2003)
  24. Saltaire (2001)
  25. St Kilda (1986)
  26. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (1986)
  27. Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey (1986)
  28. The English Lake District (2017)
  29. The Forth Bridge (2015)
  30. Tower of London (1988)

Blenheim Palace to undergo £40 million of vital restoration work over a decade to protect one of Britain’s most stunning Great Estates