Lake District Turned Down For World Heritage Status (Again)

The Lake District is again being pitched for a shot at World Heritage Site status, but has not been short listed.

The Lake District, with 11 other locations were published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sports, last year.

However, a panel put together to review the bids decided the Forth railway bridge in Scotland and Gorham’s Cave in Gibraltar were to be put forward as UK World Heritage site nominations.

The Lake District can take part in another round of being considered under a ‘technical evaluations’ category, next year.

The UK currently has around 28 World Heritage Sites including : Hadrian’s Wall in Cumbria.

The Lake District has twice been turned down before for accredited status in the 1980’s.

World Heritage Site status would only help boost tourism in a county, suffering from the economic downturn.

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