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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ratified the World Heritage Convention on 29 May, 1984. As of May 2010, it has 28 World Heritage Sites, of which 23 are in the cultural category, four in the natural category and one in the mixed category. the United Kingdom also has another 15 sites on the World Heritage Tentative List.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom

  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
  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
  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

Sites in the United Kingdom on the World Heritage Tentative List

  1. Gibraltar defences (1996)
  2. Lake District (1996)
  3. Chatham Naval Dockyard (1999)
  4. Darwin's Home and Workplace: Down House and Environs (1999)
  5. Manchester and Salford (Ancoats, Castlefield and Worsley) (1999)
  6. Monkwearmouth and Jarrow Monastic Sites (1999)
  7. The New Forest (1999)
  8. The Great Western Railway: Paddington-Bristol (selected parts) (1999)
  9. Shakespeare's Stratford (1999)
  10. The Cairngorm Mountains (1999)
  11. The Flow Country (1999)
  12. The Forth Rail Bridge (1999)
  13. Mount Stewart Gardens (1999)
  14. Fountain Cavern, Anguilla (1999)
  15. The Wash and North Norfolk Coast (1999)

Marvels of Modern Architecture in the United Kingdom

  1. Falkirk Wheel
  2. Scottish Parliament Building

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