Dorset and East Devon Coast

Dorset and East Devon Coast

From the World Heritage inscription for Dorset and East Devon Coast: Located on the south coast of England, the property comprises eight sections along 155 km of coast. The property has a combination of geological, palaeontological and geomorphological features. These include a variety of fossils, a beach renowned for its pebbles and textbook examples of …

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Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape

Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription: The landscapes of Cornwall and west Devon were radically reshaped during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by deep mining for predominantly copper and tin. The remains of mines, engines houses, smallholdings, ports, harbors, canals, railways, tramroads, and industries allied to mining, along with new towns and villages reflect an extended …

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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace UNESCO World Heritage Site

Blenheim is a massive palace located in the village of Woodstock, just outside of Oxford, England. While open to the public, it is actually the private property of the 12th Duke of Marlborough. The 11th Duke passed away just 3 weeks prior to my visit to the palace. It has the distinction of being the …

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Archaeological Site of Delphi

Archaeological Site of Delphi - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the Archaeological Site of Delphi: The layout of Delphi is a unique artistic achievement. Mount Parnassus is a masterpiece where a series of monuments were built whose modular elements – terraces, temples, treasuries, etc. – combine to form a strong expression of the physical and moral values of a …

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Old Town of Corfu

Old Town of Corfu UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greece

From the World Heritage inscription the Old Town of Corfu: Corfu, the first of the Ionian Islands encountered at the entrance to the Adriatic, was annexed to Greece by a group of Eretrians (775-750 BCE). In 734 BCE the Corinthians founded a colony known as Kerkyra to the south of where the Old Town now …

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