World Heritage Sites in Wales
World Heritage Sites are places that the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has inscribed on a list of international sites because of their outstanding universal value, the importance of which is so great as to transcend national boundaries.
Wales currently has four world heritage sites – the Castles and Town Walls of Edward I at Caernarfon, Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech in north-west Wales; The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales; Blaenavon Industrial Landscape in south-east Wales; and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal in north-east Wales.
1.2 Frequency of Update
Although the process to inscribe World Heritage Sites is ongoing, the process is lengthy and can take a number of years to complete, however to avoid re-using old data, users should periodically obtain the latest version from Lle.
The depiction of a World Heritage Site can comprise a number of components including: -
The World Heritage Site
Arcs of View
Further information regarding these components can be found on the Historic Environment Service (Cadw) website.
Each official record of a World Heritage Site contains a map. The map here has been translated from the official published inscription map and is believed to be an accurate depiction. Copies of the original inscription maps can be viewed on the UNESCO world heritage convention website.
This dataset has been subject to a Positional Accuracy Improvement programme.
1.4 Use of Data
There are no use restrictions on this GIS data. Recipients may re-use, reproduce, disseminate this data free of charge in any format or medium, provided they do so accurately, acknowledging both the source and copyright as specified (see below), and do not use it in a misleading context. It is the recipient's responsibility to ensure the data is fit for the intended purpose, that dissemination or publishing does not result in duplication, and that it is fairly interpreted. Advice on interpretation should be sought where required. This data is periodically checked, however, if you wish to discuss the dataset, please contact Historic Environment Service (Cadw).
When using the above data under the Open Government Licence, please include the following attribution statement: -
Designated Historic Asset GIS Data, The Welsh Historic Environment Service (Cadw), DATE [the date that you received the data from Cadw], licensed under the Open Government Licence http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
1.5 Other Information
The Designation description is available online via Cof Cymru – National Historic Assets of Wales
5.6 General Advice
All planning enquiries that may effect a World Heritage Site, its setting or significant view should be directed to Cadw. Applicants are also advised to seek pre-planning advice early in the planning process in order to address issues that could potentially arise at a later date.
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