England’s World Heritage Sites

Stonehenge nyaa_birdies_perch/Flickr

Stonehenge ©nyaa_birdies_perch/Flickr

The United Kingdom is one of the most visited countries of the entire world. This fact is not surprising at all if we think of the deluge of the unique tourist attractions, historic cities and landmarks, beautiful monuments, incomparable landscapes with national parks, great cultural sights, museums and numerous other attractions.

Just like all the other three countries of the UK, England is also abundant in visitor attractions. It is home to some of the world’s most beautiful sights. Therefore, it is not surprising that many of these have been inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. In case you are interested in more info relating to these sites, I recommend you to read the following guide. I will present you some of England’s World Heritage Sites.

Stonehenge

The unique megalithic monument of Stonehenge is world famous due to the mystery surrounding it. They consider that the monument dates back 50,000 years. It draws thousands of visitors which is not surprising at all, as it is one of the biggest mysteries of the world. Therefore, it has been inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Stonehenge nyaa_birdies_perch/Flickr

Stonehenge ©nyaa_birdies_perch/Flickr

Westminster Abbey

One of the most beautiful religious buildings of the United Kingdom, the majestic Westminster Abbey is another remarkable World Heritage Site of England. Besides, it is considered to be one of the most important landmarks of London. It has been the place for coronation of many monarchs and it is also the burial place of important personalities like Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens. Its beauty is also incomparable.

Westminster Abbey oatsy40/Flickr

Westminster Abbey ©oatsy40/Flickr

The Jurassic Coast

As the first natural World Heritage Site of England, the unique Jurassic Coast spans along a 95-mile long dramatic coastline. The scenic coastline is famous for presenting a “geological walk-through” spanning more than 180 million years of the history of our planet.

Bath

One of the most beautiful English cities, Bath is an important tourist destination and a remarkable World Heritage Site. The wonderful historic city is famous for the associations with many novels and even the life of Jane Austen. Besides, it is abundant in excellent sights, like the ancient Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, the elegant Pulteney Bridge, not to mention the astonishing Georgian buildings.

The Royal Crescent in Bath heatheronhertravels/Flickr

The Royal Crescent in Bath ©heatheronhertravels/Flickr

Maritime Greenwich

A very important sight of London and even the entire United Kingdom is Maritime Greenwich. It is famous for being home of the Old Royal Naval College, Christopher Wren’s Baroque masterpiece and to the Cutty Sark which is considered to be the last surviving tea clipper ship of the entire world.

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