The Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK

1. Ironbridge Gorge, Stropshire, England

by Shannon Harto Monday 5 August 2013

Ironbridge Gorge
© Peter Scrimshaw (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Not only is Ironbridge Gorge the most highly recommended in the UK, but it won the Number 2 spot on the World List.

The gorge was formed by the River Severn and was originally called the Severn Gorge.

It was renamed after its famous Iron Bridge, the first iron bridge of its kind in the world, built in 1779.

This site is a symbol across the world of the start of the Industrial Revolution, whose roots stem from Ironbridge Gorge before spreading across the world.

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