World Heritage Sites

From the historic city of Bath to Stonehenge and the Tower of London, Britain has breathtaking World Heritage Sites of great beauty and historic importance. Learn about Britain’s maritime past in Greenwich, hunt for fossils on the Jurassic Coast and discover the richest seams of British heritage here.

World Heritage Sites are considered to be of ‘Outstanding Universal Value’ and have been inscribed on the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee. Outstanding Universal Value transcends national boundaries and enriches not only our present but the lives of future generations.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has 26 cultural, 4 natural and 1 mixed sites in 2017. There are further 11 sites on the tentative list.

You can visit four sites and one potential site in London: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, including St Margaret’s Church; the Tower of London; the Maritime Greenwich; the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Darwin Landscape Laboratory (Tentative List).

World Heritage Sites
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Giant's Causeway
Canterbury Cathedral
Kew Gardens
Durham Cathedral
Maritime Greenwich
Fountains Abbey
Hadrian's Wall
Westminster Abbey
Blenheim Palace
Jurassic Coast, Dorset
Pontcysylite Aqueduct
Houses of Parliament
Tower of London