World Heritage Sites in the UK

There are a number o sites in the UK recognised by Unesco as World Heritage Sites. There is a formal process that sites wishing to be added to the World Heritage List have to comply with. Further each country can only nominate one site per year for consideration by UNESCO for inclusion on the World Heritage List. Below is a map of UK World Heritage Sites, including Cornwall Mining Sites (the UK's current nomination). Click on the appropriate button for more information on that site.

World Heritage Sites in Britain Map

World Heritage Sites Cornwall City of Bath, England Bleanavon Blenheim Palace Canterbury Cathedral Castles in Wales Derwent Valley Mills Devon & Dorset Jurassic Coast Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle Edinburgh Giants Causeway Greenwich Maritime Hadrians Wall Ironbridge Gorge New Lanark Kew Gardens Saltaire Stonehenge Studley Royal Tower of London Westminster Abbey Neolithic Orkney St Kilda

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, together with their year of acceptance by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

* Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd (1986)
* Durham Castle and Cathedral (1986)
* Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast (1986)
* Ironbridge Gorge (1986)
* St Kilda (1986, 2004, 2005)
* Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (1986)
* Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey (1986)
* Blenheim Palace (1987)
* City of Bath (1987)
* Frontiers of the Roman Empire (1987, 2005) * 30
* Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church (1987)
* Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church (1988)
* Tower of London (1988)
* Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (1995)
* Maritime Greenwich (1997)
* Heart of Neolithic Orkney (1999)
* Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (2000)
* Derwent Valley Mills (2001)
* Dorset and East Devon Coast (2001)
* New Lanark (2001)
* Saltaire (2001)
* Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2003)
* Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City (2004)

Before an indivual site is fully considered by UNESCO each country has to submit a list of tentativeWorld Heritage sites which give a full list of those sites being actively considered by the submitting country

UNESCO World Heritage The List of UNESCO World Heritage sites


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