Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church
Jodrell Bank Observatory
Dorset and East Devon Coast
The English Lake District
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Frontiers of the Roman Empire(Hadrian’s Wall - The “Hadrian’s Wall” which was previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, is part of the transnational property “Frontiers of the Roman Empire”.)
There was also one we had visited that has lost UNESCO status
Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Although we've been to a lot, there are a number of places we haven't visited. We did try to visit Bath once, but found we couldn't park so ended up visiting nearby Wells instead. Our trip to Hadrian's Wall was cancelled due to the pandemic. We've also seen Stonehenge and the Forth bridge from a distance, but have yet to visit them. The list includes some places we will never visit. Remote islands, especially those inaccessible and untouched by a human presence, are never going to happen.
And Bermuda? Why is that under UK sites?* Now there's an idea......
*Bermuda is a British island territory in the North Atlantic Ocean so it's UNESCO site is included as a UK site.
UK Cities of Literature
Edinburgh, Scotland (2004) - Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature.
It is the birthplace and home to world-famous writers, poets and playwrights including Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), Walter Scott (Waverley), and JK Rowling (Harry Potter). It has its own Poet Laureate, the Edinburgh Makar.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the world’s largest literary festival of its kind, lasting for two weeks each August.
Nottingham, England (2015)
Manchester, England (2017)
Literature has been a force for change, innovation, openness and collaboration throughout the city's history. It is where Engels and Marx worked together at Chetham's Library and where Elizabeth Gaskell wrote her campaigning novels.