The Lake District had been announced as the UK’s nomination for 2016 World Heritage inscription.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport said earlier today (9 January) it is inviting the Lake District to prepare a case for the coveted UNESCO World Heritage badge.
It's now on track to join the Great Wall of China, Egypt’s pyramids and the Taj Mahal as an internationally recognised location.
“It would provide the globally recognised branding the Lake District and Cumbria and our tourism industries are seeking - it would tell the story of what makes this place so special to the outside world, and to the people of Cumbria. It will give the opportunity to promote this unique status, increase civic pride and attract more cultural tourism, boosting our economy.”
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