Complete List By Categories

The Category represents the core of why a site has become a WHS, its OUV. A "Category" is concerned with identifying a site's prime attribute whilst a "Connection" merely identifies some secondary aspect. The division into categories and the placement of the WHS in those categories has been done by contributors to this website.

A WHS generally is assigned to 1 category only, except for mixed sites (which get a natural and a cultural category). Exceptions to a maximum of 2 categories have been made for WHS that span a range of criteria and for WHS that actually comprise a combination of 2 wholly different sites.

Archaeological site

Cultural Landscape

Human activity

Natural landscape


Religious structure


Urban landscape

Wildlife habitat