Friday, 26 October 2012

GB and N. Ireland Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Ruins of a Cornish Tin Mine
Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland,
 is the top attraction in Northern Ireland, and is made up of basalt columns after a volcanic eruption long ago.

Blaenavon Ironworks, South Wales,

the leading iron-producing region in the world in the 18th century.

Gough Island, in the South Atlantic Ocean 
has a weather station.

UNESCO’s World Heritage Programme, founded in 1972, conserves sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance.  Listed sites can obtain funds from the World Heritage Fund subject to certain conditions.

UNESCO's sites in Great Britain and Northern Ireland  make interesting reading. British territories of St. George in Bermuda, Gough in Tristan de Cunha and Henderson Island, Pitcairn are included in UNESC0's list.
1.    •Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
2.    •Durham Castle and Cathedral
3.    •Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
4.    •Ironbridge Gorge
5.    •St Kilda
6.    •Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
7.    •Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey
8.    •Blenheim Palace
9.    •City of Bath
10. •Frontiers of the Roman Empire 
11. •Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church
12. •Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church 
13. •Henderson Island  Pitcairn
14. •Tower of London
15. •Gough and Inaccessible Islands 
16. •Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
17. •Maritime Greenwich
18. •Heart of Neolithic Orkney
19. •Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
20. •Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda (the oldest English town in the New World).
21. •Derwent Valley Mills
22. •Dorset and East Devon Coast
23. •New Lanark
24. •Saltaire
25. •Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
26. •Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
27. •Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
28. •Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal