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Lake District is Officially a World Heritage Site

Date: 20th April 2018
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Author: Sarah Twist
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Publisher: Darwin Escapes
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Park: Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat
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The Lake District has officially been declared a UNSECO World Heritage Site, with Prince Charles unveiling a plaque in Crow Park, Keswick!

Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat is located in the heart of the breathtaking Lake District, Cumbria. The county has recently unveiled a plaque in Crow Park, Keswick confirming its UNESCO World Heritage Site status! The picturesque area has always been a popular tourist destination in the UK with over 18 million people visiting every year.

Prince Charles who is a regular visitor to Cumbria, attended the ceremony at Crow Park, to unveil the large plaque. Giving a short speech during the unveiling, the Prince of Wales said “Whenever I come here… I feel my spirits rise and I know the same is true of countless others.” The plaque sits in a stunning park of the Lake District, and Crow Park is actually only a 20 minute drive from our award-winning location, Keswick Reach.

The Lake District has previously been named the most photogenic landscape in Britain, with stunning stretches of open water, lush green scenery, endless forests and some of the tallest mountains in the UK! Joining the World Heritage Site list means being in the company of the world’s most beautiful destinations, including Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon and the Taj Mahal. The Lake District also have many sites of historical importance, including King Arthur’s Round Table, which is around a 40 minute drive from Keswick Reach and is thought to be a Neolithic earthwork henge and the legendary King’s jousting area.

The UK now has 31 World Heritage Sites across the country, from the Giant’s Causeway in North Ireland, as well as the Tower of London which is only a 50 minute train journey from our Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat. The historic city of Bath is also on the list and our own Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is about 2 miles from the city centre, along with our Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat being a short distance from the World Heritage Site of the stunning Canterbury Cathedral.


Being in the heart of the Lake District, Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat is a popular and luxurious location, which was presented with the Best in Britain 2017 Award at the prestigious Hoseasons Awards in November 2017.

Our five-star, Diamond Award winning destination includes sumptuous accommodation, catering to an intimate weekend getaway with our one-bed lodges or a full family holiday with our larger lodges. We also offer a number of hot tubs, where you can enjoy a soak in the warm water while taking in the atmosphere, and a number of our lodges are also pet friendly, with gates on the outdoor decking for your furbaby to enjoy the surroundings as much as you!

Our stunning facilities include The Copper Fells Restaurant & Bar, which serves mouth-watering main meals and delicious light lunches, as well as stocking the locally produced Lakes’ Gin brand, and offering a programme of live evening entertainment in the bar area. The onsite Ammara Spa offers luxurious Aromatherapy Associates treatments, including everything from a full body massage and scrub to a relaxing head massage, as well as soothing Jessica Nails hand treatments. Make sure to take some ‘me time’ in the Relaxation Room, which includes a sauna and Jacuzzi  to relax in, and if you’re looking to get fit, try out our state of the art gym, which will have everything you need, including an unrivalled view of your surroundings.

If you’re looking for a holiday break in the World Heritage Site, Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat is the perfect, luxurious destination for you!


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