British sites put forward for UNESCO status

British sites put forward for UNESCO status

Blackpool, York and the Lake District are amongst the British sites put forward to become World Heritage sites. The Government’s shortlist for UNESCO also includes Offa’s Dyke, Iron Age villages on the Shetland Islands, St Andrews golf course and medieval Lincoln, according to a report by the Daily Telegraph. Brunel’s Great Western Railway, the Chatham Dockyard, Forth Bridge, RAF Upper Heyford and the Jodrell Bank Observatory have also been put forward, as well as overseas territories in Anguilla, Gibraltar and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Ten sites must be chosen from the shortlisted 38, which will then be submitted to World Heritage. “Any list that includes Jodrell Bank, the Forth Bridge, Blackpool and the Turks and Caicos Islands certainly doesn’t lack variety,” said Tourism and Heritage Minister John Penrose. “But what all 38 sites have in common is a wow factor and a cultural resonance that makes them real contenders to sit alongside The Pyramids and Red Square in this most distinguished of gatherings.”

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