United Kingdom


Tower of London
A historic castle used as palace, fortress and prison since the days of William the Conquerer.

Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
Three famous London buildings that represent the “intertwined history of church, monarchy and state.”

Maritime Greenwich
An elegant ensemble of architecturally important buildings from the 17th and early 18th century.

City of Bath
Famous Georgian-period spa town with surviving elements from its Roman-period history as well. Also see Great Spa Towns of Europe.

Derwent Valley Mills
A series of early cotton mills that represent the birth of the factory system at the start of the Industrial Revolution.

Dorset and East Devon Coast
A coastline with 185 million years of interesting rock formations, invaluable for our understanding of geology and related sciences.

The English Lake District
A breathtakingly beautiful landscape of mountains, lakes and agriculture.

Jodrell Bank Observatory
Location where radio astronomy was developed, leading to a host of new discoveries about the universe.

Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey
A beautifully-landscaped Georgian garden and a well-preserved medieval monastic ruin.

Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Two mysterious prehistoric stone circles: one, the most sophisticated in the world; the other, the largest.

Blenheim Palace

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

Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape

Durham Castle and Cathedral

Ironbridge Gorge

DELISTED: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew



The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales
A region visibly shaped by its long-standing slate quarry industry.

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
Four castles in Wales, fine examples of medieval defensive architecture, all built under orders of King Edward I.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
A 19th-century engineering achievement; an elegant structure that still functions to carry a canal high above the ground.

Blaenavon Industrial Landscape


Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
A medieval Old Town and a neoclassical New Town that harmonize beautifully and that influenced European urban planning.

Heart of Neolithic Orkney
Remains of a neolithic society that predates Stonehenge and the pyramids of Giza.

St Kilda
An isolated island of dramatic landscapes: a nature sanctuary, with ample evidence of human fortitude in such a remote spot.

The Forth Bridge

New Lanark

Northern Ireland

Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast
An area of seaside cliffs comprising polygonal stone columns that seemingly form a “pavement.”


Gorham’s Cave Complex


Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda

Atlantic and Pacific

Gough and Inaccessible Islands

Henderson Island

Transnational sites

The Great Spa Towns of Europe
Towns in seven countries where an early tourism industry thrived around natural hot springs.

Frontiers of the Roman Empire