Why we celebrate NATIONAL World Heritage Day
In 1983, UNESCO’s General Conference also approved the idea for a day that helped raise people’s awareness of our planet’s cultural and natural heritage. Since then, April 18 is marked as the National World Heritage Day.
On this day the World Heritage organisation ask us to celebrate the beauty of our natural and cultural heritage.
The variety of protected sites include everything from man – made wonders such as The Great Wall of China, natural marvels like the Great Barrier Reef and historical locations such as Machu Picchu in the mountains of Peru.
National World Heritage Day helps us spread the message of the importance of preserving these areas and landmarks for the next generation to enjoy.
Liverpool is just one of the 1052 UNESCO protected World Heritage sites and for good reason.
Liverpool’s UNESCO status
In 2004 Liverpool was recognised as a World Heritage site because the city was a supreme example of a commercial port at a time when Britain was a great global influence.
Once dubbed the second city of the Empire Liverpool’s involvement in transatlantic trade is marked and celebrated today in various monuments, museums and historically significant areas across the city.
These sites can be reached easily from 30 James Street hotel and all are covered under the protection of UNESCO’s World Heritage status.
Areas of Liverpool listed on the list of World Heritage sites include architecturally significant buildings and monuments that have been a part of Liverpool’s cultural landscape throughout the cities noteworthy past.
In these areas, there are some fantastic sights that should not be missed during a visit to Liverpool.
The Three Graces, Cunard War memorial, the memorial to the Engine Room Heroes of the Titanic
The Pier Master house, Dock Masters office
William Brown Street/The Cultural Quarter
St George’s Hall, the Wellington Memorial, St John’s Gardens, William Brown Museum and Library
Castle Street/ The commercial Quarter
Liverpool Town Hall, The Temple, India Buildings
Duke Street / The Ropewalks Quarter
Bluecoat Chambers, Thomas Parr’s House and Warehouse,
Each of these stunning historical buildings and monuments tells a story about the important part Liverpool played in the development of the UK.
By remembering and honouring these iconic points across the city on National World Heritage Day visitors and residents of the city alike can preserve the memory of the significant cultural contributions Liverpool has made to the world we know today.
The importance of sustainable tourism
This year’s theme for National World Heritage Day is sustainable tourism, aligning with UN Year of sustainable international tourism for development.
Suitable tourism is the idea that, as a tourist, you contribute to the society and economy of the place you are visiting.
One of the ways this can be done is by helping to preserve important World Heritage sites for future generations to enjoy.
Liverpool’s tourism has progressed in leaps and bounds since being named European Capital of Culture in 2008 and will continue to do so with exciting up and coming developments in the near future.
30 James Street – Home of the Titanic
The building that once housed the offices of major shipping company White Star Line, is now home to a luxury Liverpool hotel.
30 James Street – Home of the Titanic draws in tourists from across the globe who are coming to experience Liverpool’s amazing culture, nightlife and history.
A huge part of 30 James Street’s attraction are the ties the building has with the world-famous luxury liner RMS Titanic. This as well as the proximity of 30 James Street to the World Heritage Waterfront and the other UNESCO sites in Liverpool’s vibrant city centre.
To enjoy a short city break taking in an important part of world culture book to stay with 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic and visit a city that celebrates and preserves culture through encouraging acts of sustainable tourism.
Call 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and start your cultural city break today.