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England Attractions That Should Be UNESCO Heritage Sites
With its royal heritage, vast history, and sheer size, England puts the great in Great Britain. Whether it's Shakespeare's birthplace or medieval fortresses, there are fascinating places to explore at the historic nation if the Stonehenge and Westminster Abbey aren't your cup of tea. Grab your mates and discover enchanting castles, storied cities, and natural wonders. From the famous-but-snubbed to the hidden gems, here are English sites that should be on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
1. York - Brimming with gorgeous Georgian buildings and sophisticated museums, York is the medieval city to explore. Unravel its Roman roots and Viking history on a trip from London to York by train or explore its finest sights, including the York Minster, on a hop on hop off tour.
2. Buckingham Palace - With its significance to British history and majestic panorama, it's surprising that the monarchy's headquarters isn't a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the meantime, make the most out of its very limited opening every summer and explore the royal residence on a Buckingham Palace tour.
3. Manchester - Nominated as a UNESCO Heritage site in 1999, Manchester City has played a vital role in England's rich history. Known for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the historic city boasts informative museums, galleries, and two iconic football clubs.
4. Leeds Castle - Combining decades-long history and fairytale-esque scenery, the Leeds Castle has the makings of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the grandeur of its interior and take a stroll through its manicured gardens on a Leeds Castle tour.
5. Stratford-upon-Avon - With its well-preserved homes and countryside charm, Stratford provides a glimpse into 18th-century England. Its crown jewel is Shakespeare's family home, where the playwright was born and raised. Travel from London to Stratford Upon Avon to experience the village's quaint ambiance and visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage.
6. Oxford - Like UNESCO sites across the world, Oxford has inspired countless brilliant minds and blockbuster films, like X-Men and Harry Potter. With its intricately detailed architectural features, its buildings have led to the nickname of The City of Dreaming Spires. Head to Oxford from London for a trip down English memory lane.
7. Darwin’s Landscape Laboratory - Possessing vibrant and diverse greenery, Darwin's Landscape Laboratory has inspired one of the most important scientific ideas in history -- the theory of evolution. The sprawling estate, where Charles Darwin studied the plants surrounding Down House, was a UNESCO World Heritage site nominee in 2009.
8. Windsor Palace - Whether it's historic significance or regal magnificence, Windsor Palace has it in spades. The royal residence has hosted world leaders, royal weddings, and even tourists over its centuries-old existence. Partake in a Windsor Castle tour from London for an adventure fit for a queen.
9. Warwick Castle - Hailed as one of the nation's finest fortresses, Warwick Castle boasts a millennium of compelling history few UNESCO sites could exceed. For a day of discovering its bewitching legends and myths, embark on a Warwick Castle tour from London.
10. High Force Waterfalls - In a country renowned for its architectural marvels and storied sites, High Force stands out from the rest. Its body of water, which is surrounded by dramatic rock formations and vibrant trees, make up a captivating panorama befitting a UNESCO heritage site.

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  1. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the home and birthplace of England's greatest writer, Shakespeare. Then, explore the stunning Cotswolds before going to the city of dreaming spires, Oxford.
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