The Lake District has won a major tourism honour by being named the best holiday destination in the UK at a national awards ceremony. The coveted award, which every destination in the country strives to win, was announced at the prestigious British Travel Awards 2008 held in London. Crucially, the Lake District won the all important public vote. Thousands named the area as the best place in the UK to take a holiday. London took the silver award and Cornwall was third.
Although just 40 miles long and 33 miles across, The Lake District is home to some of the most stunning countryside in the world. It is home to all of England’s highest mountains and longest lakes as well as award-winning accommodation, place to eat and visit. (source: Cumbria Tourism)
The boundaries of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks could be extended after the Government’s conservation agency announced it was restarting work to identify possible new areas for protection. [more]