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Lake District Airport to open for the first time since ’93

– More than 41million people flock to the region, annually.

– Visitors spend a total of £1.8billion each year, providing 18,000 jobs. 

– It’s home to England’s largest natural lake, Windermere, and the country’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. 

– The National Park includes 26 miles of coastline and estuaries. 

– In 2017, the Lake District was recognised as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, placing it in importance alongside the Taj Mahal, Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef and the Tower of London. 

– It was an inspiration for some of the country’s most beloved writers including Beatrix Potter, who owned Hill Top Farm, plus poets William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge and John Ruskin. 

– When the author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, visited at the beginning of the 18th century, he described a terrifying place; wild, perilous and to be avoided. 

– The Lakes also boasts sites of historical importance such as King Arthur’s Round Table, said by English Heritage to be a neolithic earthwork henge believed to be the legendary monarch’s jousting arena. 


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