Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site

What is a World Heritage Site (WHS)?

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are natural and cultural places on Earth which have been declared of "Outstanding Universal Value". As such, these sites form part of the common heritage of humankind.


They are special places that enrich our lives and illustrate the diversity of the planet and its inhabitants. They are ours to share, cherish and respect, and their disappearance would be a loss to humanity.

The World Heritage List contains over 800 sites including places like The Great Wall of China, The Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and closer to home, Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, the Cities of Bath and Edinburgh, and of course, the Ironbridge Gorge.

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