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lake district

UNESCO or Unesco is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation providing support in those fields especially for poorer countries of the world.

Unesco has listed the UK’s Lake District national park as a World Heritage site. The attribution now ranks it alongside the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China in international importance.

The many millions of visitors from all over the world that holiday there each year appreciate the Lake District’s unique landscape. The rolling hills are perfect for hiking, and Lake Windermere, incidentally the only stretch of water named as a lake in the Park, is a centre for boating and water sports.

The Unesco committee that decided to award the status to the Lake District noted the area’s beauty and commented on how that beauty has inspired artists and writers over many years. The committee also mentioned the agriculture of the area that works in harmony with the landscape.

The Lake District is the first UK national park to receive World Heritage Site status.


the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization: an international organization that provides support in education, science, and culture, especially for poorer countries

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