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Shap Abbey

Shap Abbey

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 13 out of 13 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Lake District National Park

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  • Dan Hobson

    The impressive ruins of Shap Abbey are situated in the secluded valley of the River Lowther. Founded in the late 12th century, Shap Abbey was one of 32 religious houses in Britain belonging to the Premonstratensian order of canons. Today, the tower and other remains are open to explore. The ruins, which are managed by English Heritage, are free to enter during daylight hours and there are information boards on the site.

    • August 14, 2019

  • The best preserved tower of the old abbey is a monument in the area.

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    • May 26, 2016

  • The bridge over the river here marks the entrance to the Lake District National Park ❤

    • October 26, 2020

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    3.05 mi
    2.3 mph
    150 ft
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    2.3 mph
    425 ft
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Location: Cumbria, North West England, England, United Kingdom

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