12 Jul 2017
Posted By: Caroline Sandes
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At the 41st session of UNESCO's World Heritage session in Krakow (2-12th July 2017), the English Lake District was finally inscriped onto the list of cultural World Heritage sites.  This was the third attempt to get it made a WH site; the first attempt was in 1987 and the second in 1990 but in both cases the decision was deferred. The Lake District is the UK's 31st such site, and the largest in the country. Now in place is a strong partnership between the involved parties and management plan.  The World Heritage Committee commended the dossier presented in Krakow.

Please see our World Heritage page and scroll down to the Lake District for further information. 

Photo: Val Corbett, 2015.