Lake District National Park
The Lake District is a mountainous region in the north-west of England, which was established as a national park in 1951. Although Daniel Defoe described the area as “the wildest, most barren and frightful of any that I have passed over in England” in 1724, tourists began arriving during the late nineteenth century. Over the last few years, the number of annual visitors has peaked at around 15 million. The park was awarded World Heritage status in 2017.