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Tel code: 01931 | code search
Postcode: CA10 | code search
Population: 1300
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"A party of 3, we stayed in the bunk room which was very comfortable. The facilities were OK, if a bit cramped (The shower room and toilet were new ..." More

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"what a lovely little pub , outside seating area is fantastic with heating ! they serve specials 2 for £10 ! my partner and i thoroughly enjoyed our meals ( reccomend the ..." More

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Artefacts found in the area sow that Shap’s location was important even in prehistoric times. Finds from the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods, and the Bronze Age, have been made nearby, and there are three stone circles in the locality. Shap still stands on a major route, the A6, roughly halfway between Kendal and Penrith, its elevated situation dominating the Eden Valley below. These days the M6 takes most of the traffic, but before it was built Shap was a vital staging point on the road north. Until the 1970s one of the seven Leyland clocks was sited just outside the village, marking the midway point between Land’s End and John O’Groats. The place still boasts four pubs, thriving reminders of the travellers it once served. In medieval times the settlement had an abbey dedicated to Mary Magdelene, housing 12 priest-monks in a chaste Gothic building. Founded in 1199, the abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII in the 16th century, but the remains are still striking today. While in size a village, Shap became a market town in 1687 with the granting of a charter to hold markets on Wednesdays, and fairs thrice yearly. While most visitors arrive via the A6 or M6, others come on the Coast to Coast Walk. Walkers will enjoy the quiet of the locale, away from the more bustling and better known parts of the Lakes, although it is only just outside the National Park. And they can recall their visit when they see some of the nation’s best loved structures, such as the Albert Memorial, St Pancras Station, Piccadilly Circus, and various Mancunian edifices, built using the Shap Granite that is still quarried in Shap Fell.

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Kings Arms Hotel (0.41 miles)

Kings Arms Hotel

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The Kings Arms Hotel offers high quality accommodation. Situated in the village of Shap in Cumbria, on the eastern edge of the Lake District, the hotel is the perfect location ... More

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Haweswater Hotel (3.26 miles)

Haweswater Hotel

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Friendly, family-run non-smoking hotel with stunning views of Lake and Fells in the heart of the Lake District national park. Whether looking for a relaxing 'away from it all' break, a central ... More

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Mardale Inn (3.33 miles)

Mardale Inn

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Our cosy dog-friendly Lake District inn near Haweswater dates from the early 18th century and offers four-star B&B, excellent local food, traditional cask ales, great wines, real fires, and a ... More

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Shap Wells Hotel (3.83 miles)

Shap Wells Hotel

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Located in the Lake District between Penrith and Kendal, just 3 minutes from the M6 motorway in breathtaking scenery. From here you can explore the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines, Kendal, ... More

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Beckfoot Country House (4.71 miles)

Beckfoot Country House

A warm welcome awaits you at Beckfoot. Lesley, David and staff wish you a very happy stay and hope you can make our home your home. Beckfoot is ideally situated for touring the Lake District, ... More | visit website

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Shorrock House (5.38 miles)

Beautifully restored award-winning country estate in the Eden Valley.

The Morland Estate provides 21 bedrooms across four substantial properties. The properties have been beautifully restored and furnished and are situated within 15 acres of ancient woods ... More | visit website
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The George Hotel (5.81 miles)

The George Hotel

The George Hotel is a traditional Inn with a beer garden set in the picturesque village of Orton . The George has eight well appointed letting rooms with bed and breakfast available at very reasonable ... More | visit website


Whale Farm Cottage (5.81 miles)

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Queens Head (5.92 miles)

Queens Head
The Queens Head is situated on the fringe of the beautiful Lake District National Park and is within walking distance to Ullswater.

We are a traditonal village Inn with some stone floors and many ceiling beams, ... More | visit website
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Orton Hall Apartments (6.16 miles)

Orton Hall Apartments
Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 4 suites, each with its own unique charm. All guests have full use of ... More | visit website

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