The Lake District is on course for the same global recognition as some of the world’s most iconic sites after being recommended as the UK’s nomination for 2016 World Heritage inscription.
In an announcement made today, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport said it is inviting the Lake District to prepare a case for the coveted UNESCO World Heritage badge.
The news has been welcomed by the Lake District National Park Partnership, which has been campaigning to have the universally acclaimed region listed for its spectacular cultural landscape.
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