Top 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in England

Don’t be surprised if we tell you that there are 31 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in England. From Liverpool to Bath and from Edinburgh to Orkney, England showcases outstanding places of cultural and natural heritage.

Some of these sites include Saltaire village- the most well-preserved villages built in the 19th-century, city of Bath known for its Roman spas and 18th-century architectural display, Blenheim Palace displaying the royal touch dating back to 18th century and many others.

The country comprises mostly of hills and plains along with cultural and natural heritage sites making it an ideal countryside destination. This place has a feeling of grandeur and royalty apart from heritage sites making it as one of the top most visited places in the world.

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By Carla Brain (Durham Castle, April 2017 (2)) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

So, let us take a look at the top UNESCO World Heritage sites in England.

Blenheim Palace

This palace was built to celebrate victory over the French. Two architects Sir John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor built this splendid building in the early 18th century. Blenheim Palace is located in the town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire and also has an impressive garden which was made by Capability Brown. This place was named as a heritage site in 1987.

City of Bath

The City of Bath was initially founded by the Romans as a spa. This place is known to preserve the Roman ruins and 18th-century architectural display in the city. Jane Austen, the famous novelist is believed to have visited this place. There is a famous Jane Austen Centre to learn more about the famous writer.

The City of Bath is located in Somerset, England and was named after the famous Roman baths that was built during the year 43 B.C making it as one of the unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites in England. This place also has more museums than any other English city. City of Bath is amongst the best cities in England and deserves to be on your bucket list while you travel to England.

Derwent Valley Mills

Derwent Valley Mills was recognized as a heritage site due to its several factory communities which were founded in the 18th and 19th centuries. Established in 1721, the silk mill started an industrial development in the region. Richard Arkwright built a water-powered spinning mill in 1771. Arkwright then built a larger mill a few years later that facilitated industrial scale production.

Durham Castle and Cathedral

Durham Castle was built in the late 11th century and serves as a home to the relics of St. Cuthbert and Venerable Bebe. This castle is believed to be the best example of Norman architecture in England. The cathedral which is located next to Durham Castle features Norman style architecture and serves as the residence of the prince-bishops of Durham.

Ironbridge Gorge

This deep gorge is located in Shropshire, England and was created around the same time that the Industrial Revolution started in England. There are transport infrastructure, workers houses, mines and factories within the Ironbridge Gorge. This place holds importance for its Iron Bridge which also happens to be the first bridge in the world made of iron.


Saltaire is located in West Yorkshire, England and is an industrial village that has been the most well-preserved villages since the second half of the 19th century. The workers houses, textile mills and public buildings still stand tall even after so many years and is been known for its urban planning and high architectural standards.

England is known for its cool climate and iconic landmarks along with top UNESCO Heritage Sites in England making your trip filled with lot of royal memories.

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Sai Karthik Reddy

After completing his M.B.A in 2012, Sai the wizard beyond the blog, Travel Just Travel was never interested to find a day job at the desk but instead set out to explore the world. 5 years later Sai has become one of the top travel bloggers in India and inspired many Indians to get away from desk jobs and become a digital nomad.

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