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The Lake District is to feature in the New York Times Number One Bestseller “1000 Places To See Before You Die”.
The feature will discuss the region’s incredible beauty, its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and cultural heritage. The book will talk about William Wordsworth’s love for the Lake District, Cumbria and boast in abundance of its most famous lakes and mountains.
‘1,000 Places To See Before You Die’ is the original '1,000 places' book that launched a traveller's life wish-list together with a practical guide to travelling the world. Originally published in 1993 the book has subsequently sold over 3 million copies and been translated into 25 languages. Over 320,000 copies have been sold in theUK alone and the Lake District, Cumbria is part of it.
The second edition will be published in the UK on 1 February 2012. The book has been fully updated - rewritten, re-travelled, re-imagined - with 200 new entries, 28 new countries and 600 full-colour photographs including the Lake District, Cumbria.
Ian Stephens, Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, said: “Cumbria Tourism is thrilled that the Lake District,Cumbria features in “1000 Places To See Before You Die”. This is a huge boost for Cumbria’s vital tourism industry and would underline once again the beauty and unforgettable experiences that the County offers to visitor and its residents. We’ll be emphasising that as well the Lake District National Park, the County also has the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, a wonderful coast and variety of other areas of outstanding natural beauty. For lovers of the Lake District, this is yet another seal of approval adding to the recently voted Best Rural Break Destination by readers of the Sunday Times Travel Magazine..”