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Shap Abbey

Shap Abbey Off Keld Lane, Shap, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Fascinating place

Worth a visit - interesting remains of a fairly large abbey - easy to find - just follow the signs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lake District, United Kingdom
Amazing and free

Fantastic place so peaceful and beautiful. Well worth a visit, sheep and hens roam free in grounds... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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Shap Abbey Off Keld Lane, Shap, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit - interesting remains of a fairly large abbey - easy to find - just follow the signs from Shap Village. Free entry and free parking

Thank Lakeland130
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place so peaceful and beautiful. Well worth a visit, sheep and hens roam free in grounds. Dogs allowed on lead. Beautiful walks and brooks. Free to park and free entry.

1  Thank jannyjan43
Reviewed 20 April 2017

mainly ruins with one tower - was a lovely day so worth a visit not sure if it would have been worth it in the pouring rain

1  Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A stunning ruin in a superb location. Just stop soak up the atmosphere and listen to the silence - it's deafening!

Thank UkScore
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I visited on a lovely sunny blue sky day. Access to the Abbey is free. There is a car park on the right hand side of the road. You are instructed by signs not to drive over the car bridge immediately in front of you,...More

1  Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Took a wander off the main track to have a look.....signposted from main road but unclear when you get closer....looked like the entrance to a farm. Very unfriendly park on the right and don't drive over bridge as private sign. Parked up and walked over...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Shap Abbey is situated high in the hills behind Shap village in Cumbria. Although not very large it has a magnificence that is a joy to behold.

Thank 589Richard
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Stunning place to visit and worth the walk. We did take baby and pushchair which was OK and assessable from Shap village. A few Road walking though.

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went on a walk on a wet and windy day to see the abbey, the walk itself from the village has great views. And the abbey itself in impressive, nestled between farms with hens roaming around. The abbey is free to access and has lots...More

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Visited whilst doing a circular Shap walk. Lovely spot to explore and a handy little car park enabling you to get pretty close with vehicles. Well worth a visit for the history or a spot of photography.

Thank Sarah R
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HI Sarah, I'm staying in shape at the weekend, can you walk to the abbey from the village? How long ? How far ? thanks
29 May 2017|
Response from 589Richard | Reviewed this property |
Shap to the abbey would be about a 20 minute walk. Narrow roads with walls on both sides, but there isn't much traffic. HTH