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From Edinburgh’s medieval marvels to the Georgian beauty of Bath, Britain’s cities are full of chocked with cultural treasures and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Whether you catch live gig at Cardiff Castle or climb the rigging of London’s Cutty Sark ship, here’s how to experience a new side of Britain’s heritage hotspots.

Britain’s top city-based UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church

Find out more about Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent at dusk
Canterbury Cathedral

A wellness retreat for the Romans and Georgian architecture around every corner.

Discover more about Bath
Aerial view of crescent-shaped building surrounded by grass
Bath

Durham Cathedral is one of Britain's most magnificent buildings, having towered into the sky here for close to 1,000 years.

Find out more about Durham Cathedral
A view across the River Wear, looking at Durham Cathedral.
Durham Castle and Cathedral

Connect with nature at London’s 300-acre Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, founded by King George III’s mother in 1759.

Connect with nature at Kew Gardens
Woman going up the staircase in the Palm House
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Step into more than 1,000 years of history at the setting of every coronation since 1066.

Uncover history at Westminster Abbey
Panoramic view of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and London Eye
Westminster Abbey, London

Get hands-on with history at this former palace and prison. It’s full of tales and treasures, including the Crown Jewels.

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Beefeater walking by the, Tower of London on a sunny day
Tower of London

Edge south of central London and you’ll find the historic borough of Greenwich.

Learn more about Maritime Greenwich
Maritime Museum Greenwich
Maritime Greenwich

Get lost in the cobbled alleyways of Edinburgh’s Old Town topped by the sturdy Edinburgh Castle.

Find out more about Edinburgh’s new and old towns
High view of rooftops of Edinburgh with sea beyond as seen from Oscura & World of Illusions attraction
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church

Find out more about Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent at dusk
Canterbury Cathedral

A wellness retreat for the Romans and Georgian architecture around every corner.

Discover more about Bath
Aerial view of crescent-shaped building surrounded by grass
Bath

Durham Cathedral is one of Britain's most magnificent buildings, having towered into the sky here for close to 1,000 years.

Find out more about Durham Cathedral
A view across the River Wear, looking at Durham Cathedral.
Durham Castle and Cathedral

Connect with nature at London’s 300-acre Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, founded by King George III’s mother in 1759.

Connect with nature at Kew Gardens
Woman going up the staircase in the Palm House
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Step into more than 1,000 years of history at the setting of every coronation since 1066.

Uncover history at Westminster Abbey
Panoramic view of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and London Eye
Westminster Abbey, London

Get hands-on with history at this former palace and prison. It’s full of tales and treasures, including the Crown Jewels.

Book your Tower of London tickets
Beefeater walking by the, Tower of London on a sunny day
Tower of London

Edge south of central London and you’ll find the historic borough of Greenwich.

Learn more about Maritime Greenwich
Maritime Museum Greenwich
Maritime Greenwich

Get lost in the cobbled alleyways of Edinburgh’s Old Town topped by the sturdy Edinburgh Castle.

Find out more about Edinburgh’s new and old towns
High view of rooftops of Edinburgh with sea beyond as seen from Oscura & World of Illusions attraction
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Britain’s top countryside-based UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Britain’s greatest palace is in the Cotswolds – the magnificent Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill.

Woman walking in Blenheim Palace gardens surrounded by greenery

Set within the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ironbridge Gorge sits in the scenic valley along the River Severn, and is widely regarded as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

A group of workers pouring steel at Ironbridge Gorge, one of the starting places of the Industrial Revolution

Tucked away close to Bradford is the village of Saltaire. Built by Victorian textile baron Sir Titus Salt who built homes, hospitals and schools for the betterment of his workers, its now a World Heritage Site.

A view along the canal in Saltaire, Yorkshire

A geologically and historically important stretch of undeveloped coastline along Dorset and East Devon.

A couple walking on the clifftop above Durdle Door on the Jurrassic coast of Dorset.

Were these 40,000 interlocking basalt columns created by an ancient volcanic eruption, or built by the fabled giant Finn MacCool? You decide…

Sunset over the red basalt column. Sea views

Spy the wolrd-famous mysterious prehistoric monument that continues to puzzle us all.

Large stone pillars arranged in circle on grass. Sunset

Combine tangible history with breathtaking walks, museums and glorious countryside along these ancient Roman ramparts.

View along a long stony wall at sunset. Hills at sunset

See the drama of prehistoric history that spans back more than 4,500 years on this remote archipelago in the far north of Scotland.

Broch of Gurness, Orkney

This incredibly well-preserved and impressively imposing Cistercian monastery, founded around 1132, went on to become one of the richest monasteries of its time.

Studley Royal Park