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Lake District businesses to launch new heritage group package

Ahead of the final decision on the Lake District’s bid for World Heritage Status this August, three leading attractions are launching a new Lakeland Heritage group package.

In the run-up to UNESCO’s announcement, Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeland Arts and the Lakeland Motor Museum are hoping the new collaboration will help showcase the area’s blend of culture, heritage and nostalgia.

The Lakeland Heritage package combines a cruise on one of Windermere’s three historic ‘steamers’, and visits to Blackwell Arts & Crafts House and the motor museum.

“Group travel is a vital part of our tourism economy, so this major event is the perfect opportunity to launch our new Lakeland Heritage package and to help show the rest of the country why the Lake District is such a strong contender to be awarded World Heritage Status this summer,” says Windermere Lake Cruises’ sales & marketing manager Jennifer Cormack. “We know that historic and cultural breaks have an enduring appeal, so we want to keep finding new ways to inspire visitors and underline why we have the ultimate cultural landscape.”

Chief operating officer at Lakeland Arts, Liz Moss, adds: “Our combined day out gives visitors a sense of why the Lake District deserves World Heritage recognition – the design and splendour of Blackwell is inspired by the views and landscape that surround it, beautifully nestled above Lake Windermere.”

The package starts at £15.85 per adult, including entry to both Blackwell and the Lakeland Motor Museum and a 40 minute one-way trip on Windermere Lake Cruises, or £17.75 to upgrade to a two-way cruise.

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