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Isle of Man Bid for World Heritage Status

2 Sites Put Forward for Prestigious World Heritage List

The Isle of Man is launching a last minute bid which, if it goes to plan will elevate the Island’s heritage onto the World stage.

Two sites have been selected which will now go up against different agencies across the UK and the Crown Dependencies for a spot on the coveted World Heritage list.

Tynwald Hill and Laxey Valley including all of its landmarks have been nominated.

If the judging body UNESCO deemed the sites suitable for the list it would instantly lift them into the same league as sites around the UK that have made the grade, like Hadrians Wall and Stonehenge.

Manx National Heritage Director Edmund Southworth has said if the Island gets the result it will be very positive for both tourism and the protection of the historic sites for the future.


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