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Lake District & Cumbria Great Heritage


We are a county honoured with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: one at our heart, The Lake District, the other, part of the Hadrianic Frontier, starts at Ravenglass on the Cumbrian coast finishing at Wallsend in the east. One is the result of 500 million years of geological processes while the other is a relative newcomer. As you can imagine, we have a lot of history to share with you. 

Open the door of a small Lakeland cottage in Grasmere, a farmhouse in Sawrey or a castle in Ravenglass and ‘meet’ the people who have given this inspiring landscape a living heritage.

So, with thousands of years of stories to discover – which door will you be knocking on?