Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Liverpool waterfront among World Heritage nominations

  • Comment

Culture secretary Chris Smith has announced the final nomination of proposed World Heritage Sites to rank alongside the Taj Mahal and Grand Canyon.

The 25 sites include Liverpool's waterfront with the famous Liver Building, Kew Gardens, and monastic sites around Jarrow. There are three overseas nominations: Gibraltar fort, Fountain Caves in the West Indies, and Bermuda's town of St George. The nomination process will take up to 10 years, with two or three going to unesco each year.

The other sites in England are: Kent's Chatham naval base; Cornish areas which pioneered deep-cast methods; Darwin's Kent home and workplace near Downe village; Derwent Valley in Derbyshire; the Dorset and East Devon coast; the Lake District; Manchester and Salford early canal sites; Hampshire's New Forest; parts of Brunel's Paddington to Bristol Railway; mills at Saltaire, Yorks; Shakespeare's Stratford; the Wash and the Norfolk coast.

Four Scottish sites include the Cairngorms, the Flow Country, also in the Highlands, Forth Rail Bridge and New Lanark. The two sites in Wales are Blaenavon Industrial Landscape and Wrexham's Pontcysyllte aqueduct. In Northern Ireland, Mount Stewart in County Down has been nominated.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs