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Shap Abbey

Shap, Penrith, CA10 3NB.


Founded in the late 12th century in a secluded and beautiful valley of the river Lowther, Shap Abbey was one of 32 religious housesShap Abbey photo courtesy of the Cumbria Photo Library in Britain belonging to the Premonstratensian order of canons. Today the impressive 15th century tower and other remains can be explored with the help of information panels that guide you around the abbey and illustrate daily monastic life.

Free entry.

More information on Shap Abbey is available on the English Heritage website.


Miles: 10