The British National Commission for UNESCO recently published, in 7 languages including French, the map illustrating the 58 sites of the United Kingdom.
Click here to download the map https://unesco.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/SBT2516-UNESCO-UK-Sites-Leaflet-FRENCH.pdf
It is accompanied by a brief explanation for each site to explore. For the first time, a map, designed by cartographer Tom Woolley, brings together all the British Isles’ biosphere reserves, creative cities, global ecoparks and World Heritage sites waiting to be discovered.
The new map includes 29 World Heritage Sites, 13 Creative Cities, 9 Global Ecoparks and 7 Biosphere Reserves covering 13% of the UK landmass. Most sites are free and accessible by public transport.
Among the sites that stand out are the medieval Canterbury Cathedral and the famous Stonehenge, but those looking for the unexpected – off the beaten track and places less visible to mass tourism – can focus on the peaks of Fforest Fwar, in Wales, a location often shown in films and television series like Doctor Who, but which few travelers would be able to identify on a map.
Those looking for an old-fashioned atmosphere, typical of the English postcard, have at their disposal Bath, told by Jane Austen and period dramas, but also Blenheim Palace or Fountains Abbey as well as the castle and the Durham Cathedral.
Arts attractions include literary cities like Manchester and Edinburgh, but also Exeter, a perfect place for those who love reading. Then other cities like Bristol or Dundee which are on the visual arts and design list. And the unmissable Liverpool and Glasgow, Unesco cities of music.