A UNESCO’s first has just launched in the UK – linking ‘impressive’ and ‘iconic’ sites

UNESCO sites are popular visitor attractions. Scotland has just become the first country in the world to have a UNESCO trail.

Scotland has six World Heritage Sites.

The Antonine Wall was the most northerly frontier of the Roman Empire.

Heart of Neolithic Orkney is celebrated for its incredible Neolithic sites, such as Skara Brae, Maeshowe, the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar.

New Lanark is a 18th century village.

The village was the home to one of the largest factory sites in the world and the biggest cotton mill in Scotland.

On Tripadvisor, reviewer Fergus, said: “Impressive site.”


St Kilda is home to the largest colony of seabirds in Europe.

The Forth Bridge links Edinburgh and the Lothians with Fife and the Highlands.

Peter Wilson said on Google Reviews: “Can never get enough of this iconic bridge.”

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are also designated as World Heritage Sites.

The city offers incredible architecture and town planning.

Scotland is also home to the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, and the Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere.

But it’s not just the nature of Scotland that is recognised by UNESCO, with cities such as Glasgow being recognised as UNESCO City of Music and Dundee as UNESCO City of Design.

Dundee was the first, and still the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design.

The new trail is a partnership between VisitScotland, the Scottish Government, the UK National Commission for UNESCO, Historic Environment Scotland, NatureScot, the National Trust for Scotland and Scotland’s 13 UNESCO designations.

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