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Welcome to Shap

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Shap - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Shap to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Tourist Attractions

Appleby Swimming Pool

Swimming pool at Appleby Swimming Pool in Appleby‐in‐Westmorland, Cumbria. Contact venue on 017683 51212 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Blues Night Club

Blues Night Club Nightclub in Penrith, Cumbria. Contact venue on telephone number 01768 863212 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle was built by Robert de Vieuxpont in 1214 on the site of a Roman fort. The great tower largely survives, though later buildings were destroyed by fire in 1521. The keep and service buildings were surrounded by a timber palisade, replaced by Robert Clifford…


Near Ullswater, on the Northern fringes of the Lake District, Dalemain is a real treasure. The fantastic house contains behind its Georgian facade, a wealth of Tudor and Mediaeval rooms and buildings. There has been a settlement at Dalemain since Saxon times, when a fortified pele…

Rheged Discovery Centre

The Dark Ages. At its peak around 590AD, the Kingdom of Rheged stretched from Southern Scotland to the Midlands and from coast to coast. Rheged's most famous King was Urien meaning 'city born'. Urien was known as the 'Raven King' because of the talisman or…

Shap Abbey

The impressive tower and other remains of this Premonstratensian abbey stand in an isolated valley. Describing the site as a ruin is unfair, a substantial amount of the west tower remains and the foundations of the living quarters and church remain. The stores for example look…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Shap? See our list of attractions in Shap, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.