Posts Tagged ‘ UNESCO World Heritage Sites ’

Tourist boost for the slate mines of North Wales

Jul 29th, 2021 | By

Joining three other UNESCO World Heritage sites in Wales is the slate area of North Wales.

Restoring the glory of Medina

Aug 24th, 2017 | By

Now that Tunis is open to British tourists again, Reza visits the old city of Medina as it undergoes regeneration to its former glory.

The new Unesco World Heritage listings

Jul 25th, 2017 | By

Here is a lsit of the new sites that were granted UNESCO World Heritage Status recently.

British and Irish world heritage sites

Jul 14th, 2017 | By
Giants Causeway

After the success of the Lake District in gaining UNESCO World Heritage status, some readers have asked for a list of all those in the UK and Ireland plus links to the sites.

The most splendid city in the world

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
boat on West Lake

Reza visits Hangzhou in China, a city chosen to hold last years G20 summit.

Following the Tin Man

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

Wandering through Devon and Cornwall in the next few weeks holidaymakers might run into the Cornish Mining Man Engine, a twelve-metre tall mechanical puppet.

More recognition for Champagne

Jul 14th, 2015 | By
crayère of a Champagne House

UNESCO has added to the protection of Champagne by listing the hillsides, houses & wine cellars of the area as a world heritage site.

San Antonio succeeds in its UNESCO mission

Jul 12th, 2015 | By

As Just about Travel mentioned earlier week this week, one of those sites granted UNESCO World Heritage status was the San Antonio Missions in Texas.

New UNESCO World Heritage sites

Jul 7th, 2015 | By

It is at this time of the year that UNESCO meets and adds to its list of world heritage sites. Here is a complete list of the new additions.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Jun 24th, 2013 | By

The awarding of the status of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO always encourages more visitors to travel to them so the awards are widely saught. With the announcement yesterday of another nineteen newly added sites, the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites now number 981 in 160 countries.

The heritage of Timbuktu

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

Yet again we find that irreplaceable heritage is being destroyed in a war that will damage the future of a country and its people where tourism is only just beginning. This time it is Mali and the city is Timbuktu. UPDATE: 6 July 2012. Associated press now says that 90% of the Sufi tombs are now destroyed. Now the Ansar Dine claims…

Through Karnataka on the Golden Chariot

May 23rd, 2011 | By

Frederic continues his journey on the Golden Chariot, distracted only by food, markets and the heritage of India!

Choose One from Eleven (Maybe)

Mar 28th, 2011 | By

The UK government with the assistance of advisors and the governments in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales has put forward eleven sites to UNESCO for consideration as world heritage sites. There a committee will vet and visit the chosen 11 before the final decision is made which will join the other 28 sites that have UNESCO status in the UK.