1. One of just over 1,000 World Heritage Sites (1,052)
2. The UK's largest World Heritage Site: 229,200 ha (1951 boundary)
3. The UK's 31st UNESCO World Heritage Site
4. The only UK National Park that is entirely be a World Heritage site, joining:
5. Cumbria's second World Heritage Site together with Hadrian's Wall
6. One of eight World Heritage Sites looked after by the National Trust
7. One of 15 National Parks. The others are: Brecon Beacons, the Cairngorms, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Loch Lomond and Trossachs, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales, the Broads, the New Forest and the South Downs.
We couldn't have done this alone. The bid was delivered by the Lake District National Park Partnership on behalf of a group of organisations. The bid was given to the UK government who has reviewed and in turn submitted to UNESCO.
You can view the full Nomination Document on the Lake District National Park website
"We're already proud of living here. We'd be proud as punch to be living, growing up and working in a landscape that was recognised the world over as a national treasure."
"We find our little piece of heaven in the Lakes: something different every season and every visit. It would be the icing on the cake if it became a World Heritage site."
"We respect the landscape that our businesses are fortunate to sit in. A 'badge of distinction' would strengthen that - we'll continue as guardians and ambassadors of the park, learning to cherish without smothering."