Close cookies panel

We use cookies to give you the best possible online experience.

If you continue, we'll assume you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website.

Braithwaite Court

Cumbria, England

The Lake District becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Posted by Luci Ackers on Jul 10, 2017
The Lake District becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Lake District has long been celebrated as one of the UK’s most popular National Parks. It’s the largest in England and was one of the first to be inscribed, back in May 1951. But as of July 2017, the Lake District earned itself a new title: first UK National Park to win heritage status.

The Lake District is a mountainous landscape characterised by undulating valleys and picturesque lakes. It was shaped by the glacial movements of the Ice Age and more than 1,000 years of human activity. This harmonious landscape, made up of gardens, parks, grand houses and wild countryside is an ongoing product of pastoral land-use systems and the combined efforts of the people and nature that call it home.

The Lake District National Park has inspired people for centuries. The Romantic Period saw art and literature influenced by the natural beauty and a new drive to protect important landscapes, not to mention works by the likes of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Ruskin and Beatrice Potter among many more. Having become a National Park it was protected from development for the preservation of its wildlife and history. It’s a really unique area of the UK, offering something for all and receives roughly 18 million tourists per year!

The beauty of the area, the farming, the cultural heritage and its impact on the Romantic movement, along with its ‘Outstanding Universal Value’ have enabled UNESCO to include it in their list of heritage sites, which was a decision made on 9th July 2017 by the World Heritage Committee at the gathering in Kraków. 

The Lake District’s contribution to culture, art and literature as well as its stunning landscape and cultural and geological heritage have made it incredibly important to us and for future generations. We’re so proud to have it recognised and protected for the fantastic place that it is.

Come and visit the Lake District for yourself. Braithwaite Court is located close to the town of Keswick and provides you with fantastic access to all the surrounding areas. Find out how to stay here by entering your details at the bottom of the page or clicking on the link below for a free brochure.

Share this post:
Luci Ackers
Author: Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.

0 Comments related to this article
Submit a Comment
Cancel Reply
Name *  
Email address *    
Comment *  
Submit Comment

All comments will be moderated before being displayed

How do I find out more?
Request our beautifully illustrated brochure

Braithwaite Court is part of the Holiday Property Bond's growing portfolio of outstanding holiday properties throughout the UK and Europe, imaginatively created over 32 years to combine "home from home" comfort with total relaxation. Currently the portfolio features 35 holiday developments, all in stunningly beautiful locations across 13 countries, with over 1,400 individual villas, apartments and cottages.

For a summary of how HPB can give you and your family a lifetime of wonderful holidays and the risks as well as the benefits of an investment please read "Important Information" below.

Then we would be delighted to send you our brochure, including our property portfolio, along with our full length DVD introduced by Bondholder Sue Barker and a list of forthcoming Open Days and Exhibitions. Please just complete and submit this form or telephone our FREE brochure line on 0800 230 0391.

Request a brochure
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Postcode *  
Telephone number
How did you hear about us?
I confirm I have read and understood your data policy.
* Indicates required fields

AS FEATURED IN The Telegraph BBC Daily Mail The Sunday Times

This advertisement is issued by HPBM registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPBM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, issued by HPB Assurance Limited ("HPBA") registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is HSBC Trustee (C.I.) Limited registered at HSBC House, Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1GT. The Securities Manager is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LR.

You should only invest in HPB for its holiday benefits – consistent quality and a no profit "user charge" to cover costs rather than a commercial rent. Although you can surrender your investment back to the company after two years or more you should not expect a full return of what you have paid. What you get back will reflect initial and ongoing charges and costs as well as changes in the value of the properties and securities in the fund in which your money, after charges, is invested. A summary of initial and ongoing charges is in section E of the Product Particulars. Exceptionally surrender may be deferred up to twelve months. Minimum initial payment £5,000 and then a quarterly fee of around thirty pounds linked to RPI. No medical examination required. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM who will only charge for their services if you invest.

HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA. Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies.

Privacy policy

Before you leave...

Why not request our fully illustrated brochure?

You will receive our beautiful property portfolio

Our full length DVD introduced by Bondholder & presenter Sue Barker

And a list of forthcoming Open Days and Exhibitions