Gorham’s Cave Complex

Brief description

The steep limestone cliffs on the eastern side of the Rock of Gibraltar contain four caves with archaeological and paleontological deposits that provide evidence of Neanderthal occupation over a span of more than 125,000 years. This exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Neanderthals is seen notably in evidence of the hunting of birds and marine animals for food, the use of feathers for ornamentation and the presence of abstract rock engravings.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1500

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

I don’t have any cards to represent this site yet.

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Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church

Brief description

This site in Kent comprises 3 distinct areas: the cathedral, which is the oldest in England and a magnet for pilgrims and tourists alike, St Augustine’s Abbey – now a ruin in the care of English Heritage, and St Martin’s Church – a short walk from the other 2 and much less visited, this small church is the oldest in England.

Its probably one of the closest sites to where I live, so we’ve visited many times.

Unesco WHS list ref: 496

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From my collection

I have too many cards to count! I share here one of each part of the site:

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canterbury-2Abbey

canterbury-3Church

Cards to swap

canterbury-1

Canterbury – 1

canterbury-2
Canterbury – 2

canterbury-3
Canterbury – 3

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Canterbury – 4

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd

Brief description

This site comprises the 4 castles commissioned by King Edward: Beaumaris, Harlech, Caernarfon and Conwy.

I went to university in Wales, but I haven’t visited all of these castles yet. I’ve seen Harlech, but am looking forward to seeing the others – especially Caernarfon, where you can stay in part of it, as it is managed by the Landmark Trust!

Unesco WHS list ref: 374

From my collection

Cards of each castle:

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Beaumaris

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Conwy

wales-3
Caernarfon

wales-2
Harlech

Cards to swap

wales-1

Wales – 1

wales-2
Wales – 2, Harlech

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Wales – 3, Conwy

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Wales – 4, Caernarfon

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Wales – 5, Caernarfon 2

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Wales – 6, Harlech 2

Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape

Brief description

Lots of sites make up this WHS, including ruined mines perched precariously on clifftops, and restored mine engines which give a hint of the industry which went on. In the early 19th century, the region produced 2/3 of the world’s supply of copper, and the miners also extracted tin.

We’ve visited a couple of times, this mine engine is near Redruth

Unesco WHS list ref: 1215

From my collection

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cornwall-1Cornwall – 1
cornwall-2Cornwall – 2

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Cornwall – 3

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Cornwall – 4

City of Bath

Brief description

City founded by the Romans, at the centre is a spa, which in the 18th century developed into a highly fashionable place to visit – the roman pools becoming surrounded by elegant Georgian neoclassical Palladian buildings.

We’ve visited a couple of times – once by steam train to see their christmas market. I found their official plaque by the main Baths.

Unesco WHS list ref:428

From my collection

bath

Cards to swap:

bath-1Bath – 1

bath-2
Bath – 2

bath-3
Bath – 3

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Bath – 4

bath-6Bath – 6

bath-7Bath – 7

Derwent Valley Mills

Brief description

Evidence of industry in central England, this site contains a series of 18th- and 19th- century cotton mills. The modern factory owes its origins to the mills at Cromford, where Richard Arkwright’s inventions were first put into industrial-scale production. Another site where you can stay in a property managed by the Landmark Trust.

We’ve visited the area just once, wandered round Cromford mills and stopped off at Masson mill (below)

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Unesco WHS list ref: 1030

From my collection

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Cards to swap

Apologies for the terrible quality of these photos-  all the cards are bright and sharp – no blue tinge.

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Derwent – 1

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Derwent – 2

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Derwent – 3

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Derwent – 4

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Derwent – 5

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Derwent – 6

Durham Castle and Cathedral

Brief description

Durham Cathedral was built in the late 11th and early 12th centuries to house the relics of St Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede. Beside it stands the castle: a solid Norman fortress. You get a wonderful view of both when heading north on the train on the East Coast mainline.

Unesco WHS list ref: 370

I’ve only visited once, a whistle stop walk to see the cathedral during the lunch break of a training course. Must go back and see it properly!

From my collection

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