Shap Abbey, Shap

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Shap Abbey was a monastic religious house of the Premonstratensian order on the western bank of the River Lowther in the civil parish of Shap Rural, around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the village of Shap, in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. The site is in the care of English Heritage and managed on its behalf by the Lake District National Park.
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  • We called in and took a short walk up to the Abbey. It was a nice easy walk and the abbey was nice to look at.  more »
  • Shap Abbey is situated in a rather remote-looking area of the beautiful valley of the river Lowther, and the views as you approach are splendid. The Abbey was founded in about 1200 and was a...  more »
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  • Apart from the tower there is not much else above ground above waist height. However it's worth a visit if you are in the area, which we were. Allow approx 30 to 45 minutes to walk around the whole site, take photos and read the information boards. Small carpark and a narrow wooden pedestrian bridge over the river to gain access.
  • Well worth a visit. Small free carpark and free admission ( this is an unmanned site). Beautiful area with a meandering river adjacent to the ruined remains of the abbey. Some information boards help you to imagine what it was like. The main entrance tower to the abbey is quite intact.

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