How Many World Heritage Sites Are There In The UK?

by Julie on July 27, 2009

Mysterious Stonehenge in England - Just one of the many World Heritage Listed sites

The UNESCO World Heritage list has just been updated and can you guess how many properties are included in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? So how many you can name! Here is the complete list:

1. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape – Near Cardiff, Wales (2000)
2. Blenheim Palace – Oxfordshire, England (1987)
3. Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church – Kent, England (1988)
4. Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd – Gwynedd, North Wales (1986)
5. City of Bath – Avon, England (1987)
6. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape – Cornwall and Devon Counties (2006)
7. Derwent Valley Mills – Derbyshire, England (2001)
8. Durham Castle and Cathedral – County of Durham, England (1986)
9. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (1987)
10. Heart of Neolithic Orkney – Mainland Orkney, Scotland (1999)
11. Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda – St George, Bermuda (2000)
12. Ironbridge Gorge – Shropshire, England (1986)
13. Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City – Liverpool, England (2004)
14. Maritime Greenwich – London Borough of Greenwich, England (1997)
15. New Lanark – South Lanarkshire, Scotland (2001)
16. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh – Lothian Region, Scotland (1995)
17. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal – Wrexham County Borough, County of Denbighshire, Borough of Oswestry, County of Shropshire (2009)
18. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, southwest Greater London (2003)
19. Saltaire – West Yorkshire, England (2001)
20. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites -Wiltshire, England (1986)
21. Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey – North Yorkshire, England (1986)
22. Tower of London – London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England (1988)
23. Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church – City of Westminster, London, England (1987)
24. Dorset and East Devon Coast – Dorset and East Devon, England (2001)
25. Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast – County Antrim, Northern Ireland (1986)
26. Gough and Inaccessible Islands – Tristan da Cunha Island group, St Helena Dependency (1995)
27. Henderson Island – Pitcairn Island Group (1988)
28. St Kilda – Scotland (1986)

Bonus points awarded to whoever knows the location of number 26 (without cheating!)

Phew! Amazing to think there are 28 properties! Numbers 1 to 23 are classed as cultural, numbers 24 to 27 as natural and number 28 is a mixed property, according to the UNESCO List.

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