Tentative Lists

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee asks each country to prepare and submit a Tentative List which identifies sites which they intend to nominate to the World Heritage List.

In 2014 the UK Government revised its 1999 publication 'World Heritage Sites: The Tentative List of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'. These lists form the basis for submitting World Heritage Site nominations to the World Heritage Centre. Some sites nominated in the 1999 list have since become World Heritage Sites.  These include Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, Saltaire, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Liverpool Mercantile City and the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape.  The List and nomination process can be seen on the Department of Culture Media and Sport website. 

The official UK Tentative List was submitted to UNESCO in July 2014.  The fourteen recommendations for World Heritage Site status include the 'Great Spas of Europe'.  This 'transnational property' comprises sixteen historic spas towns from six European countries.  Bath is one of the spa towns included in this bid.