Heritage Britain

World Heritage Sites in the UK


Listed below are the World Heritage Sites within the United Kingdom and the year upon which they were established. A world heritage site is a historic monument, site or group of buildings, which has outstanding universal value and is provided, if need be, with funding to protect them from deterioration or ruin.Whilst The UK World Heritage Sites have been listed, you can find out more about them if you go to the county sections below.

1986 - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast (County Antrim) | 1986 - Durham Castle and Cathedral (Durham, County Durham) | 1986 - Ironbridge Gorge (Telford, Shropshire) | 1986 - Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey (Ripon, Yorkshire) | 1986 - Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (Wiltshire) | 1986 - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd (Gwynedd) | 1986 - St. Kilda (Outer Hebrides) | 1987 - Blenheim Palace (Woodstock, Oxfordshire) | 1987 - City of Bath (Bath, Somerset) | 1987 - Hadrian's Wall (Cumbria and Northumberland | 1987 - Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church, (London) | 1988 -Tower of London | 1988 - Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Abbey and St. Martin's Church(Kent) | 1993 - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne | 1995 - Old and New Towns of Edinburgh | 1996 -Skellig Michael (County Kerry, Ireland) | 1997 - Maritime Greenwich (London) | 1999 - Heart of Neolithic Orkney | 2000 - Historic Town of St George and Related | 2000 - Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (Torfaen, South Wales) | 2001 - Dorset and East Devon Coast | 2001 - Derwent Valley Mills (Derbyshire) | 2001 - New Lanark Conservation Trust (Lanarkshire) | 2001 - Saltaire (Bradford, West Yorkshire) | 2003 - Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew, London)

County Links

England

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Scotland

Aberdeenshire | Angus | Argyll, Mull, Bute | Ayrshire | Clackmannanshire | Dumfries and Galloway | Dunbartonshire | Dundee | Edinburgh | Falkirk | Fife | Glasgow | Highlands and Islands | Isle of Arran | Kincardineshire | Lanarkshire | Lothian | Moray | Orkney Islands | Perth and Kinross | Renfrewshire | Scottish Borders | Shetland Islands | Stirlingshire |

Wales

Anglesey (Isle of) | Bridgend | Caerphilly | Cardiff | Carmarthenshire | Ceredigion | Conwy | Denbighshire | Flintshire | Gwent | Gwynedd | Merthyr Tydfil | Monmouthshire | Neath Port Talbot | Newport | Pembrokeshire | Powys | Rhondda | Swansea | Torfaen | Vale of Glamorgan | Wrexham |

Northern Ireland

Antrim | Armagh | Belfast | Down | Fermanagh | Londonderry | Tyrone |

Ireland

Carlow | Cavan | Clare | Cork | Donegal | Dublin | Galway | Kerry | Kildare | Kilkenny | Leitrim | Limerick | Longford | Louth | Mayo | Meath | Monaghan | Sligo | Tipperary | Waterford | Westmeath | Wexford | Wicklow |

The Channel Islands and The Isle of Man

Channel Islands | The Isle of Man |