Lake District becomes a Unesco World Heritage Site

The English Lake District – with Nab Cottage language school at its heart – has this week become a World Heritage Site. It is the first National Park in the UK to be awarded this status and it now joins the company of other stunning locations such as the Grand Canyon and the Taj Mahal.

The Lake District has provided inspiration for some of the country’s best-loved writers including Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge. The area is visited by 18 million people every year and was one of 33 sites around the world to be considered by the Unesco committee in Krakow, Poland. It was praised for its beauty, farming and the inspiration it has provided to artists and writers.

In fact the rich combination of art and culture as well in such spectacular scenery was possibly the deciding factor for the judges. It is the 31st place in the UK to make this list. And Nab Cottage is still the only British Council accredited school for adults in the Lake District.