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Ironbridge Gorge top of UK's World Heritage Sites

publication date: Jan 10, 2013

As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution 300 years ago, the Ironbridge Gorge is still amazing visitors today. Here you will find the world’s first cast iron bridge built over the River Severn in 1779 and ten museums spread along its banks together with restaurants, shops, guest accommodation and a host of attractions.

most recommended World Heritage Sites according to TripAdvisor travellers¹:

1.    Ironbridge Gorge – Shropshire
2.    Heart of Neolithic Orkney – Orkney Islands, Scotland
3.    Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey - North Yorkshire
4.    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd – Gwynedd, Wales
5.    City of Bath - Bath
6.    Durham Castle and Cathedral – Durham
7.    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh – Edinburgh, Scotland
8.    Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church – Canterbury
9.    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal – North East Wales
10.  Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and St Martin’s Church – London

¹More than 1.1 million traveller feedback forms were collected in partnership with UNESCO, making this the largest study of its kind ever conducted.