News Travel Tourism: United Kingdom A Map Highlighting 58 UNESCO Sites
A wealth of information awaits those planning a getaway to the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom's National Commission for UNESCO has unveiled an illustrated map that showcases the country's 58 UNESCO sites, including those in the Crown Dependencies. This map is available for free download in seven different languages (German, Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, and Welsh) on this website. For the first time, this map compiles all the biosphere reserves, creative cities, geoparks, and world heritage sites across the British Isles.
Visitors can immerse themselves in the breathtaking slate landscapes of north-west Wales or the Scottish Highlands, explore the literary heritage of Manchester or Edinburgh, climb the mountains of the Lake District or the peaks of Fforest Fawr, and discover the legends and folklore of the Giant's Causeway or Stonehenge.
Over 35 million visitors expected this year The new map lists 29 world heritage sites, 13 creative cities, 9 geoparks, and 7 biosphere reserves, covering 13% of the UK's landmass. Most of these locations are accessible for free and can be reached by public transportation.
In 2023, the UK anticipates welcoming 35.1 million international visitors, equivalent to 86% of the 2019 figure of 40.9 million, according to the destination's data.
Forecasts for 2023 indeed project a robust recovery in foreign visitor spending in the UK, with an expected total income of £29.5 billion, a 4% increase compared to the historical record of £28.4 billion in 2019.