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Nearby World Heritage Sites There are three other World Heritage Sites nearby all offering different experiences.

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Liverpool- Maritime Mercantile City

The Liverpool – Maritime Merchant City  is a great place to visit with a whole host of things to do in a breathtaking and iconic setting.  Diverse in its appeal the waterfront offers everything from a sing-along in “The Beatles Story” to a quiet riverside stroll.  Six areas in the historic centre and docklands of the maritime mercantile City of Liverpool bear witness to the development of one of the world’s major trading centres in the 18th and 19th centuries. Liverpool played an important role in the growth of the British Empire and became the major port for the mass movement of people, e.g. slaves and immigrants from northern Europe to America. Liverpool was a pioneer in the development of modern dock technology, transport systems and port management. The listed sites feature a great number of significant commercial, civic and public buildings, including St George’s Plateau.

For more information about Liverpool, visit the website

Visit Liverpool web site

or contact the visitor information centre at +44 (0)151 233 2008

UNESCO listing 2004

 

 

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Ironbridge Gorge

Ironbridge Gorge contains ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley beside the wild River Severn, marvel at the world’s first cast-iron bridge built in 1779 and experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Blast Hill, a recreated Victorian Town.  Ironbridge is known throughout the world as the symbol of the Industrial Revolution. It contains all the elements of progress that contributed to the rapid development of this industrial region in the 18th century, from the mines themselves to the railway lines. Nearby, the blast furnace of Coalbrookdale, built in 1708, is a reminder of the discovery of coke. The bridge at Ironbridge, the world’s first bridge constructed of iron, had a considerable influence on developments in the fields of technology and architecture.

For more information about Ironbridge, visit the website

Ironbridge web site

or contact the visitor information centre at +44 (0) 1952 433424

UNESCO listing 1986

 

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Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd

The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd are extremely well-preserved monuments and examples of the colonization and defence works carried out throughout the reign of Edward I (1272–1307). The great concentric ring castles at Harlech and Beaumaris, and fortress palaces at Caemarfon and Conwy, both these and towns that are surrounded with massive protective walls on the north Wales coast are the finest examples of medieval military architecture of their kind in Europe.  Today these castles and town walls collectively form the World Heritage Site.

For more information, visit the website

Visit Wales Web site

or contact the tourists information at +44 (0) 333 006 3001

UNESCO listing 1986

 

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