World Heritage Sites in England


England is famous for its universities and learning institutions, engineering and innovation and culture as well. There are many ancient standing stone monuments and architectural buildings which were erected even during the prehistoric period. Many sites have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage.


The Tower of London, or Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, is a historic castle on the north ban of the River Thames in central London, England. The Tower was founded nearly a millennium ago and was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage in 1988.


The Tower of London with a view of the water-gate called “Traitors’ Gate”


The original entrance to the White Tower was at first-floor level


Stonehenge is located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 13 kilometres north of Salisbury. It is one of the most famous sites in the world, composing of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. It became UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.


UNESCO World Heritage Site


The Severn Valley Railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire is one of the most popular heritage railways in England. The railway hosts many special events throughout the year. The Severn Valley line was built between 1858 and 1862.


Kew Gardens, probably the most famous botanical gardens in the world, has some interesting buildings including large glasshouses and a royal palace. It is situated nearly 10 miles from central London, in the historically fascinating London borough of Richmond upon-Thames.


Kew is one of the world’s leading botanic gardens


Westminster Palace was rebuilt from the year 1840 on the site of important medieval remains. The site is of great historic and symbolic significance.


The Pontcysyllte Aquesduct carries the Llangollen Canal over the valley of the River Dee. It is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain and a World Heritage Site. 


The group of Neolithic monuments on Orkney comprises of a large chambered tomb, two ceremonial stone circles and a settlement, which constitutes a major prehistoric cultural landscape. They have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage since 1999.


Beaumaris Castle, which is situated in Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales, was built along with Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech as a part of King Edward I’s campaign to conquer the north of Wales. Beaumaris has been designated as a World Heritage site.


Beaumaris Castle was the last and largest of the castles to be built by King Edward I in Wales.


The castle moat



Conwy, a town in North Wales, is renowned for its medieval Castle and town walls.


Caernarfon is a royal town in Gwynedd, northwest Wales.


Unfinished Church in St George’s, Bermuda has recognized as the world’s heritage by UNESCO since 2000.



Derwent Valley Mills, is a World Heritage Site along the River Derwent in Derbyshire, England. The modern factory was built in the 18 century.


Related links:

The Ming Tombs: a World Heritage Site

The Town of Warminster, Wiltshire

Stonehenge, England