Tourists from all over the world visit the Lake District National Park for its spectacular scenery, wildlife, history and culture. Tourism is vital to the economy of the area, providing employment and supporting services in local communities.
Tourism is the main source of income for Lake District economy. Tourism brings great benefits to the area. Visitors spend money on accommodation, food, drink and leisure activities and indirectly support other business such as wholesalers and the building trade.
Source for all figures: STEAM 2014: Cumbria Tourism
Like all of our National Parks, the Lake District is meant to be for everyone. We are working to ensure that the area is accessible to anyone who wishes to make use of it. Initiatives include:
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