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Red Bay Basque Whaling Station Tom Flaten

Red Bay Basque Whaling Station by Tom Flaten

Red Bay Basque Whaling Station is a quite new World Heritage Site (2013), but definitely worth it's UNESCO-status. It is an amazing place to visit, both the history and the stunning surroundings make this a very nice experience.

The history of the Red Bay Basque Whaling Station is told at the Visitor Centre, which is informative and well-organized, but not very big. The main sight, Saddle Island, was closed on our visit due to birds nesting (mid-June). A boat will normally take you out to Saddle Island where one can stroll around and look at the remains of the whaling station, including the old cemetery.

The many shipwrecks in and around the bay are an important part of the UNESCO-status. At the Visitor Centre one can see one of the smaller basque vessels, the chalupa.

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  1. Villa d'Este
  2. Val d'Orcia
  3. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  4. Saltaire
  5. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  6. Derwent Valley Mills
  7. Masada
  8. Stralsund and Wismar
  9. Kew Gardens
  10. Biblical Tells
  11. Primeval Beech Forests
  12. Grimeton Radio Station
  13. Vegaøyan
  14. Liverpool
  15. Thingvellir
  16. Regensburg
  17. Etruscan Necropolises
  18. Struve Geodetic Arc
  19. West Norwegian Fjords
  20. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  21. Vizcaya Bridge
  22. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  23. San Marino and Mount Titano
  24. Fortifications of Vauban
  25. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  26. Valletta
  27. Heritage of Mercury
  28. Wadden Sea
  29. Longobards in Italy
  30. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  31. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  32. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  33. Fagus Factory
  34. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
  35. Stevns Klint
  36. Bethlehem
  37. Corvey
  38. Christiansfeld
  39. Par force hunting landscape
  40. Old City of Jerusalem
  41. Forth Bridge
  42. Rjukan / Notodden
  43. Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town
  44. Arles
  45. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  46. Avignon
  47. Lübeck
  48. Vatican City
  49. Altamira Cave
  50. Granada
  51. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  52. Pont du Gard
  53. Rock Art of Alta
  54. Giant's Causeway
  55. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  56. Ironbridge Gorge
  57. Studley Royal Park
  58. Stonehenge
  59. Gwynedd Castles
  60. Skocjan Caves
  61. Venice and its Lagoon
  62. L'Anse aux Meadows
  63. Hollókö
  64. Gros Morne National Park
  65. Lake District
  66. Blenheim Palace
  67. Westminster
  68. City of Bath
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  70. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  71. Tower of London
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  73. Neolithic Orkney
  74. Potsdam
  75. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  76. Quedlinburg
  77. St. Petersburg
  78. Røros
  79. Birka and Hovgarden
  80. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  81. Skogskyrkogarden
  82. Drottningholm
  83. Urnes Stave Church
  84. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  85. Petäjävesi Old Church
  86. Bryggen
  87. Cesky Krumlov
  88. Banska Stiavnica
  89. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  90. Bamberg
  91. Brú na Bóinne
  92. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  93. Roskilde Cathedral
  94. Kronborg Castle
  95. Jelling
  96. City of Luxembourg
  97. Siena
  98. Edinburgh
  99. Bauhaus Sites
  100. Visby
  101. Old Town Lunenburg
  102. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
  103. Gammelstad
  104. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  105. Laponian Area
  106. Luther Memorials
  107. Salzburg
  108. Ravenna
  109. Pienza
  110. Maritime Greenwich
  111. Mont-Saint-Michel
  112. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  113. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  114. Aquileia
  115. Urbino
  116. Malbork Castle
  117. Riga
  118. Flemish Béguinages
  119. The Four Lifts
  120. Pyramids (Memphis)
  121. Holasovice
  122. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  123. Karlskrona
  124. Historic Cairo
  125. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  126. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  127. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  128. Rome
  129. Belfries
  130. Saint Catherine Area
  131. Southern Öland
  132. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  133. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  134. Vall de Boi
  135. Assisi