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