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Book lovers are notorious for seeking out bookish places to visit on holiday. From the famous stacks of historic bookshops to the homes of celebrated writers, there’s no shortage of travel selfies — or should we say, shelfies — to be found across social media.

Rather than turning to social media for inspiration this World Book Day, we’ve turned to the history books, or at least our own bookshelf. We’ve scoured the 8th edition of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites to compile a list of historic libraries every book lover should visit at least once.

Here are ten beautiful historic libraries to inspire your literary wanderlust.

 

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From the ancient ruins of Turkey to the colourful palaces of Iran, from the formidable landscapes of the Amazon to the towering vistas of the Himalayas, and from the quaint charm of the English Lake District to the imposing detail of China's terracotta army, there is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for every traveller.

But deciding where to visit first can be a daunting task, especially with new sites being added to UNESCO's list every year.

To help you decide which country's World Heritage Sites you should visit next, we've pulled together a quiz to give you a personalized travel recommendation for the perfect place to go on your next holiday.

Whether you're after history, wildlife spotting, or an outdoor adventure, we've found the perfect place for your next adventure. 

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Since 1978, UNESCO has been compiling its list of World Heritage Sites, places of historical significance that have been designated as worthy of conservation and protection for the future.

There are now over 1,000 World Heritage Sites, each one a culturally important or geographically remarkable place — a stunning landscape, historic city centre, or recognized landmark or monument of human history.

For International Museum Day, we’ve pulled together a list of sites that are also great museums or which have museums on site.

Here are ten of the best museums you can visit at UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
 

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