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World Heritage Sites

Within easy reach of Britain’s coastline are some of the world’s top ‘must-see’ sights, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites or Geo-parks. Mainland Britain currently has 25 sites designated of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity, of which no less than 17 can be discovered on a cruise. In addition, there are four UNESCO Geo-parks which join a international initiative that recognises sites representing a vital earth science interest.

The range of Sites can take visitors back to the earliest ages at the Geoparks set in some of Britain’s most spectacular landscapes or off for some dinosaur fossil spotting on the Jurassic coast. Fast forward through time to the Heart of Neolithic Orkney and enigmatic Stonehenge and Avebury, then the northern Frontiers of the Roman Empire (both the Antonine Wall and it’s more famous neighbour, Hadrian’s Wall) and the golden Roman (and Georgian) city of Bath.

There are cities such as Liverpool and Durham whose whole heart is a World Heritage Site; palaces and cathedrals, abbeys and fortified castles built to defend long-gone eras, commemorate the celebrities of their day and now providing signposts to shared history and humanity. London alone has four World Heritage Sites which bears testimony to the capital’s rank as an iconic cruise port. A true voyage through time awaits.

PortSort AttractionSort
Southampton Bath
City Art Gallery
Stonehenge & Avebury
Blenheim Palace
Bristol Bath
Stonehenge & Avebury
Blenheim Palace
Bath
Cruise Wales Blenavon Industrial Landscape
Fforest Fawr Geopark
GeoMon, Anglesey
Castles of Edward I
Blenavon Industrial Landscape
Dover Canterbury Cathedral
St Augustine’s Abbey
St Martin’s Church
Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Abbey and St. Martin's Church
Tyne Durham
Hadrian’s Wall
North Pennines
Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian's Wall
Durham
Destination South West English Riviera
Jurassic Coast
Mining Landscape
London – City St Margaret’s Church
Maritime Greenwich
Tower of London
Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Capital Cruising – London (Tilbury) and Edinburgh St Margaret’s Church
Maritime Greenwich
Tower of London
Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey
Portsmouth Stonehenge & Avebury
Kirkwall, Orkney Heart of Neolithic Orkney
Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City