World Heritage Sites in UK

Site nameEntered
St. Kilda1986
Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd 1986
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites 1986
Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey 1986
Ironbridge Gorge1986
Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast1986
Durham Castle and Cathedral1986
Frontiers of the Roman Empire1987
City of Bath1987
Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church1987
Blenheim Palace1987
Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church1988
Tower of London1988
Henderson Island1988
Gough and Inaccessible Islands 1995
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh 1995
Maritime Greenwich1997
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney1999
The Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda2000
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape2000
Dorset and East Devon Coast2001
Saltaire2001
New Lanark2001
Derwent Valley Mills2001
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2003
Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City2004
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape2006
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal 2009

Tentative list of UK
Chatham Dockyard and its Defences
Creswell Crags
Darwin's Landscape Laboratory
England's Lake District
Flow Country
Forth Bridge
Gorham’s Cave Complex
Great Spas of Europe
Island of St Helena
Jodrell Bank Observatory
Mousa, Old Scatness and Jarlshof: the Zenith of Iron Age Shetland
Slate Industry of North Wales
The Twin Monastery of Wearmouth Jarrow
Turks and Caicos Islands

Sites that have been nominated in the past
"SS Gt Britain"
Cambridge Colleges and Backs
Ecclesiatical sites of Loch Erne
Fountain Cavern, Anguilla
Gibraltar defences
Maes Howe + Brogr
Manchester and Salford (Ancoats, Castlefield and Worsley)
Menai + Conwy Bridges
Mount Stewart Gardens
Navan Fort
Shakespeare's Stratford
St Davids close + Bishops' palace
The Cairngorm Mountains
The Great Western Railway: Paddington- Bristol (selected parts)
The New Forest
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast

Leeds (June 2013)

I spent the past few days in the vibrant city of Leeds, which lies in the North of England. The reason of my visit of course was to add some extra WHS to my count. By public transport it is easy to get from there to Saltaire (a short hop on the regional train) and to Studley Royal Park (by bus, connecting in Ripon). The Park, its vistas and the hiking opportunities provided, I liked the most.

. Studley Royal Park
. Saltaire


Welsh-English border (August 2011)

Over the past weekend I stayed in the Welsh town of Llangollen, a base to discover some WHS and other interesting sites in the north of Wales and just over the border in western England. This is an area heavily influenced by the Industrial Revolution and mining. As this all happened some centuries ago, nature has taken back much ground and it is now a fairly green and pleasant region. What I liked most was the formidable Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

. Ironbridge Gorge
. Gwynedd Castles
. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal


Oxford (March 2010)

This weekend I visited the historic city of Oxford. I had great anticipations, mostly because of the atmospheric shots of the town in the Inspector Morse-series. In reality it all was a bit less special. Opening hours of the colleges and other attractions proved to be quite limited, and the weather wasn't helping much either. The Pitt Rivers Museum is a must for those that like to see "stuff from around the world", and I enjoyed watching the rowers practice on the River Thames. And of course I got my WHS: 8 kms away in Woodstock lies Blenheim Palace.

. Blenheim Palace