World Heritage Status
UNESCO World Heritage Site, what’s that all about?
Well a World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as of special cultural or physical significance. For the Lakes it’s because we’re a cultural landscape – a landscape shaped by people, one that has in turn shaped people, and become valued by people…
What’s so special about that then?
It means that the Lake District is part of a global family of world famous icons – think Taj Mahal, Great Barrier Reef, Grand Canyon, Easter Island, Machu Picchu, the Statue of Liberty, the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids…great company to be with. WHS status means that the Lake District is globally important and significant, as recognised by UNESCO
The Cultural landscape celebrates and conserves the Lake District Landscape as shaped by many generations of farming, culture and visitor