After a campaign lasting over twenty years, a committee of UNESCO decided that the Lake District National Park should join other famous locations and become a World Heritage Site a few weeks ago.
This means that the area has to fulfil certain criteria in order to retain this status, and there are some people who suggest this may not actually be a good thing for the Park in the long run. George Monbiot refers to the area as an “ersatz farm fantasy”.
Which other places were added to the list on the same day?
What is your nearest World Heritage Site?
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