World Heritage Sites

Our nearly 20 World Heritage sites, those places of cultural and natural heritage deemed by UNESCO to be of outstanding universal value, are glorious in their range and scope. They include the city of Bath, renowned for its Roman spas and Palladian architecture, Saltaire village built by a 19th-century mill owner for his workers, and Liverpool’s docks, our gateway to the world during the 18th and 19th centuries. Natural wonders among the UNESCO sites in England include the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, while architectural achievements take in Durham Castle and Cathedral. Be prepared to be amazed.

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Take in the sights on the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail

Take in the sights on the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail

Stretch those legs on this picturesque countryside walk along the historic sights of Hadrian’s Wall.

Location: Housesteads, Northumberland

Archaeological sites
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Take a free walking tour of Bath with a local

Take a free walking tour of Bath with a local

The Mayor of Bath’s Honorary Guides show you the city of Bath with free daily walking tours.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Tours and trails
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Enjoy this celestial corner of an ancient city

Enjoy this celestial corner of an ancient city

See the planets at home with Bath’s most famous starry-eyed siblings.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Budget
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International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum

The International Slavery Museum explores the history of the transatlantic slave trade and its enduring impact.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Free
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Enjoy the Ancient Baths by torch light

Enjoy the Ancient Baths by torch light

Ever wondered what the Romans really got up to in the Baths? Ask your private guide to elaborate on the experience of the Great Bath Roman style…

Location: Bath, Somerset

Picturesque places
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Cycle through a World Heritage Site

Cycle through a World Heritage Site

Cycling enthusiasts of all abilities enjoy traffic-free rides and gradients of less than 2% on this 2.5-hour cycle route from Telford to Ironbridge.

Location: Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire

Cycling
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Picnic in Bath's most elevated park

Picnic in Bath's most elevated park

Enjoy stunning views of the World Heritage City of Bath from the steep hill-top setting of Alexandra Park.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Low cost
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Take a stroll through Durlston Country Park

Take a stroll through Durlston Country Park

Stroll through this wooded cliff top country park and spot seasonal wildlife against the stunning backdrop of the Jurassic Coast.

Location: Swanage, Dorset

World heritage sites
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Hop from gallery to shop in a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hop from gallery to shop in a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Yorkshire’s Salts Mill, near Bradford, is a hive of art galleries and indie shops, set within the culturally rich World Heritage Site of Saltaire.

Location: Saltaire, West Yorkshire

World heritage sites
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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Yorkshire’s first World Heritage Site and Britain's largest monastic ruin in North Yorkshire.

Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire

Heritage
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Go west to sample the best of festive shopping

Go west to sample the best of festive shopping

Bath is fast becoming a shopper’s paradise – so join the fun and grab yourself a bargain.

Location: Bath, Somerset

World heritage sites
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Full steam ahead on a loco driven by you

Full steam ahead on a loco driven by you

Many would love the chance to drive a steam engine, well now's your chance: become a train driver for the day at Telford Steam Railway.

Location: Telford , Shropshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Walk around the Stonehenge Landscape

Walk around the Stonehenge Landscape

Did you know the famous stone circle is surrounded by other prehistoric monuments, which are all part of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site?

Location: Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Historic sites and icons
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Discover murder, marvels and mojitos in Canterbury

Discover murder, marvels and mojitos in Canterbury

Explore the city of Canterbury, which, with its intriguing mix of dramatic history and vibrant cosmopolitan culture, forms the jewel in Kent’s crown.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Listen to the world’s top authors at The Bath Literature Festival

Listen to the world’s top authors at The Bath Literature Festival

Historical architecture, famous writers, highbrow debate and piles of books… What more could you ask for from a literature event?

Location: Bath, Somerset

Literature, film and TV
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Salts Mill

Salts Mill

Packed to its Victorian rafters with independent traders.

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Enjoy a virtuoso time among musical greats

Enjoy a virtuoso time among musical greats

Be amazed by music from around the world, at Bath’s premier festival of sound.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Culture
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Balloon ride over Bath

Balloon ride over Bath

For a unique perspective on Bath's Georgian architecture, take a hot air balloon trip over the city.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Architectural wonders
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Walk and picnic amongst the prehistoric landscape at Avebury

Walk and picnic amongst the prehistoric landscape at Avebury

Avebury's stone circle makes a memorable picnic stop.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

World heritage sites
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Explore the Houses of Parliament's medieval Westminster Hall

Explore the Houses of Parliament's medieval Westminster Hall

Explore 1,000 years of British history on a tour of the Houses of Parliament, from the Westminster Palace to the Commons Chamber.

Location: Westminster, Greater London

Castles and Historic Properties

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