There are 32 sites within the United Kingdom deemed to have World Heritage value. Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, was the residence of John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough. It is considered a prime example of both English Romantic Architecture and a significant symbol of the victory over the French in the early 17th century. Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Abbey and St. Martin's Church are all in Kent, England. The oldest church in England, St Martin's Church, was founded during the early stages of introducing Christianity to the Anglo-Saxons. In Durham, Durham Castle and Cathedral represent Norman architecture, an early example of Gothic architecture from the 11th and 12th centuries.
Dorset and East Devon Coast, also known as Jurassic Coast, are valuable sites due to the exposed rock formations that have historical relevance dating back more than 180 million years. The English Lake District in Cumbria is also enormously scenic, rich with mountains, lakes, gardens and parks.