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Designated Sites
As at 5 July 2018, following the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee, 1,092 sites across 167 countries were on the World Heritage List. Of these, 27 are in the UK and four in UK overseas territories; 26 are listed for their cultural significance (†), four for their natural significance (*) and one for both cultural and natural significance. Liverpool's Maritime Mercantile City is the only UK site on the List of World Heritage in Danger. The year in which sites were designated appears in the first set of parentheses. The number in the second set of parentheses denotes the position of each site on the map below.
Description: UK World Heritage Sites map
†Bath – the city (1987). (1)
†Blaenarvon industrial landscape, Wales (2000). (2)
†Blenheim Palace and Park, Oxfordshire (1987). (3)
†Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, St Martin’s Church, Kent (1988). (4)
†Castle and town walls of King Edward I, north Wales – Beaumaris, Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, Harlech Castle (1986). (5)
†Cornwall and west Devon mining landscape (2006). (6)
†Derwent Valley Mills, Derbyshire (2001). (7)
*Dorset and east Devon coast (2001). (8)
†Durham Cathedral and Castle (1986). (9)
†Edinburgh old and new towns (1995). (10)
†Forth Bridge, Firth of Forth, Scotland (2015). (11)
†Frontiers of the Roman Empire – Hadrian’s Wall, northern England; Antonine Wall, central Scotland (1987, 2005, 2008). (12)
*Giant’s Causeway and Causeway coast, Co. Antrim (1986). (13)
†Greenwich, London – maritime Greenwich, including the Royal Naval College, Old Royal Observatory, Queen’s House, town centre (1997). (14)
†Heart of Neolithic Orkney (1999). (15)
†Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire – the world’s first iron bridge and other early industrial sites (1986). (16)
†Lake District, Cumbria (2017). (17)
†Liverpool – six areas of the maritime mercantile city (2004). (18)
†New Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland (2001). (19)
†Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal, Wrexham, Wales (2009). (20)
†Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2003). (21)
†*St Kilda, Eilean Siar (Western Isles) (1986). (22)
†Saltaire, West Yorkshire (2001). (23)
†Stonehenge, Avebury and related megalithic sites, Wiltshire (1986). (24)
†Studley Royal Park, Fountains Abbey, St Mary’s Church, N. Yorkshire (1986). (25)
†Tower of London (1988). (26)
†Westminster Abbey, Palace of Westminster, St Margaret’s Church, London (1987). (27)
*Henderson Island, Pitcairn Islands, South Pacific Ocean (1988)
*Gough Island and Inaccessible Island (part of Tristan da Cunha), South Atlantic Ocean (1995)
†Historic town of St George and related fortifications, Bermuda (2000)
†Gorham's Cave Complex, Gibraltar (2016)