UK World Heritage Sites
There are just over 500 World Heritage Sites spread through most countries in the world. They include famous places such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, and the Galapagos Islands, as well as lesser known but equally significant sites such as Great Zimbabwe Ruins or the Kakadu National Park in Australia. What they all have in common is that they are inscribed by UNESCO on the Register of World Heritage Sites and are thereby recognised as being of universal significance to all humanity. World Heritage Sites can be inscribed because of either their cultural or their natural significance. Below are links directly to the UNESCO pages of the World Heritage sites in the UK. Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List Cultural Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (2000) Blenheim Palace (1987) Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church (1988) Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd (1986) City of Bath (1987) Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (2006) Derwent Valley Mills (2001) Durham Castle and Cathedral (1986) Frontiers of the Roman Empire (1987) Gorham's Cave Complex (2016) Heart of Neolithic Orkney (1999) Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda (2000) Ironbridge Gorge (1986) Jodrell Bank Observatory (2019) Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City (2004) Maritime Greenwich (1997) New Lanark (2001) Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (1995) Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (2009) Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2003) Saltaire (2001) Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (1986) Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey (1986) Tower of London (1988) The English Lake District (2017) The Forth Bridge (2015) Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church (1987)
Where we list an inn that is close to a World Heritage site we include the ‘Visit Britain’ symbol