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Friday, August 21, 1998 Published at 13:11 GMT 14:11 UK


The 32 proposed 'wonders of the world'

The commercial and waterfront areas of Liverpool are on the list

The government has published a list of 32 sites across the UK and among its territories which are being proposed for the United Nations' World Heritage Sites:

  • The Wash and North Norfolk Coast, England.

  • East Devon and Dorset Coast, England.

  • The Cairngorms, The Highlands, Scotland.

  • The Flow Country, Highland, Scotland.

  • The Lake District, Cumbria, England.

  • The New Forest, Hampshire, England.

  • Boxgrove, Sussex, England.

  • La Cotte de Saint Brelade, Jersey.

  • Monkwearmouth/Jarrow monastic sites, Tyne and Wear, England.

  • Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England.

  • Mount Stewart, County Down, Northern Ireland.

  • Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, Torfaen, Wales.

  • Cornish Mining Industry, England.

  • Dallas Dhu Distillery, Moray, Scotland.

  • Derwent Valley, Derbyshire, England.

  • Forth Rail Bridge, City of Edinburgh and Fife, Scotland.

  • Manchester and Salford (Ancoats, Castlefields, Worsley), England.

  • New Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

  • Paddington/Bristol Railway, England.

  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Wrexham, Wales.

  • Chatham Naval Base, Kent, England.

  • Gibraltar Fortress.

  • Liverpool Commercial Centre and Waterfront, England.

  • Town of St George, Bermuda.

  • Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London, England.

  • Darwin's Home and workplace - Down House and environs, Kent, England.

  • Sir Walter Scott's home, Abbotsford, Borders, Scotland.

  • Mousa Broch, Shetlands, Scotland.

  • Navan and Armagh City, Northern Ireland.

  • Londonderry Walled City, Northern Ireland.

  • Stirling, Castle and Upper Town, Scotland.

  • Fountain Cavern, Anguilla, West Indies.

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