Lake District is in UNESCO Heritage List

Published on : Thursday, July 13, 2017

lake-district-largeBritain’s Lake District is now declared as the 31st UNESCO Heritage Site, for its richness in natural biodiversity. Lake District or the Lakelands is a low region in North West England and it is a popular gateway and a holiday destination.



The scenic beauty of Lake District has once captured the mind of the Romantic Age poets like William Wordsworth, Thomas Gray, Lord Byron and Walter Scott and the popular artist like Beatrix Potter. Lake District includes the places of attraction like Lake District National Park, Windermere, Ambleside, Coniston, Threlkeld, Glenridding, Pooley Bridge, Broughton-in-Furness, Grasmere, Newby Bridge, Staveley, Lindale, Gosforth and Hawkshead. Britain’s Lake District has archaeological sites as well as the farming community, which can give the picture of glorious past. The cool and temperate climate of Lakeland along with the mid-range rainfall attract the tourists most. It is also a home of wildlife and it is the home of many bird species.



The cultural body of United Nations in a meeting this weekend in Krakow praised this picturesque land with aesthetic nature and landform and it is linked with the Romantic art and literature. United Nation also thinks that the Lake land area in North West England is an interactional place between the social, economic, cultural and environmental influences.



Britain’s Lake District is considered as the birthplace of the British Romantic Movement in English literature, pioneered by William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey.



John Glen, the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism praised the UN about the new status received and he hoped that this new UN tagging would boost the ecotourism and adventure tourism among the national and international tourists and it will benefit the locals.



There is a little settlement area in the Lake District of Britain. Farming is one of the major economy generators in Lakelands.  Now tourism will play an important role in boosting the economy of the place. Some lands are also used for grass farming and dairy farming.

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