Shap Vacations

6 miles (10 kilometers) to the southeast of Cumbria, is Shap, a popular spot for visitors wishing to discover more of the region. A popular spot for visitors, Shap is 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Tees Valley Airport.

Shap is close to many of Cumbria’s more popular attractions. Two of the most interesting places to see are the fabulous Appleby Castle and the remarkable Dalemain. Two other popular spots close by Shap are Rheged and Penrith Castle.

To gain a deeper understanding of Cumbria, take a trip to one of its many cultural destinations. In particular, you should make sure you check out the World of Beatrix Potter in Windermere, the Hawkshead Grammar School in Ambleside and Kendal Museum in Kendal. Pay a visit to the Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal, to get your fix of art.

If you are travelling with kids, give them a chance to enjoy the family attractions nearby. If you’re into the animal kingdom be sure to add the Lakeland Maze Farm Park in Kendal on your itinerary.

Get your body moving in the great outdoors while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Grab your camera and explore the natural parks for which this area is so renowned, such as the Lake District National Park in Windermere.

Some of Cumbria's best-loved attractions are in and around Shap, including Ullswater in Penrith, the Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick and Derwent Water. Brush up on Cumbria’s history by visiting Sizergh Castle in Kendal and the Lowther Castle and Gardens in Penrith.

There's no reason not to work on your game while you are here. Visit the Windermere Golf Club in Windermere to enjoy the finest fairways and friendliest clubhouse.

If you love sports, don’t miss the opportunity to see Shap favorites, the Carlisle United FC, doing battle in nearby Brunton Park, Carlisle. On game days the stadium is filled with blue and white, as crowds join together to get behind their home-grown heroes.

When it’s time to slow down after checking out the delights of Shap, check in to one of the area’s numerous short and long stay accommodation options. Check out the rooms and rates at the Days Inn Kendal Killington Lake, the Riverside Hotel, Kendal, or the North Lakes Hotel And Spa, Penrith.

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