Thanks to its awe-inspiring sweep of history that spans the epochs, the United Kingdom is dream for historians, archaeologists and tourists alike. It was here that the outer-limits of the Roman Empire lay, the Industrial Revolution took off, and the largest empire in history was born. And let’s not forget the turmoil of the medieval period or the many mysterious standing stones, henges and hill forts that dot the rural landscape.
It’s hardly surprising, then, that the UK is practically swimming with UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So far, the nation has been awarded 30 in total – more than Japan, Greece, or even Russia. What follows are 10 of our favourites; and arguably some of the greatest UNESCO sites anywhere on Earth.