The UK’s newest World Heritage Site is also its biggest
So, as you may have heard… the area I am proud to call home – the English Lake District – is now officially a World Heritage Site, putting it alongside the iconic Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon as a site of global, cultural and historical significance.
Not only is it the only UK National Park that is entirely a World Heritage Site, but it’s also the UK’s largest World Heritage Site at an immense 229,200 hectares and Cumbria is now home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the north of the country, Hadrian’s Wall forms the frontiers of the Roman Empire site so there has never been a better time to explore Cumbria and immerse yourself in two of the most unique and inspiring regions you’re likely to find anywhere on the planet.
Why is the Lake District such a special place?
The diversity of our landscape; natural landforms overlaid with thousands of years of human activity have…