UK now has 31 world heritage sites as Lakes is listed by Unesco, citing area’s beauty, farming and cultural inspiration

The Lake District national park has been listed as a world heritage site, joining the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon in being given one of the highest accolades on the planet.

With its rolling hills, spectacular mountains and gargantuan lakes, the site not only finds itself in illustrious company, but also becomes the UK’s first national park to be granted the status.

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