5 minutes walk from AbbeyCroft is
The Crown Inn a small friendly local serving good food from their "oh my gosh Buster Breakfasts" to light or full lunches and evening meals. and there is also a nice outdoor lounge at the back of the pub.
Continue on for another 5 mins walk and you come to The Kings Arms Hotel - this large pub is family friendly with Darts, Pool tables and regularly shows Sky Sports events - hearty local food in the evenings and weekend lunches
Kings Arms Hotel Shap | Hotel in Shap, Cumbria | Shap Village Hotel (kingsarmsshap.co.uk)
another 5 minutes further on at the far end of the village is The Greyhound Hotel - an old coaching inn that only reopened in 2022 - we haven't been in ourselves yet , but it seems to be getting some good reviews online
The Greyhound Hotel - Shap, Penrith (greyhoundshap.co.uk)
Of the many treasures waiting to be discovered in the English Lake District, Lowther Castle is a particular gem. Built at the turn of the 19th century on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its gardens were the envy of the north.
But in 1957 the castle was demolished. Just the façade and outer walls remained standing and for over half a century, the place was empty – home only to chickens, pigs and the odd bat.
The gardens were lost to wilderness.
Today Lowther Castle is one of the most intriguing visitor attractions in the country. Dramatic Ruins, Lost Gardens, Exhibition area and seasonal activities plus a large newly refurbished Adventure playground to rival the best in the land. We look forward to welcoming you.
A fantastic place to walk, cycle and explore
Cycle hire is available onsite
Free Parking and Free access to the parkland
Somewhere that would be particularly popular with younger visitors -
Abbott Lodge, near Penrith, Cumbria is a working dairy farm set in spectacular scenery of the Eden Valley midway between the Pennines and the Northern Lake District. The farm produces over 40 flavours of high quality homemade Jersey ice cream. Environmentally aware we use compostable tubs & spoons, sell our pasteurised milk in glass bottles and we are trying to reduce single use plastic.
The farm was restocked with Jersey cattle in February 2002 following foot and mouth in 2001. The cows are milked by robot and are free to choose when they eat, lie down and get milked. We have a pond on the farm and have planted 2.5 miles of hedges as we look after the environment for the next generation.
Kids just love it at Abbott Lodge. Apart from the obvious attraction of our ice cream, they can play on our outdoor play area.
And if the weather's a bit wet, don't worry we have an indoor play area to keep the kids entertained!
Don't forget we have a ride on tractor circuit for children under 8.
OPEN DAILY 11am to 5pm (including summer Bank Holidays)
Closed Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays
4 miles south of Penrith just off the A6 between Clifton & Hackthorpe villages.
Matt and Ashley, Owners of Shap Chippy, strongly believe in using locally sourced ingredients, producing high quality product and delivering outstanding customer service … just check out the trip advisor and google reviews! - they even have gluten free nights -
Also now serving a small selection of delicious burgers and seasonal specials
NOT OPEN ON MONDAYS
As a small friendly outdoor adventure company, Mountain Rat provides a range of mountaineering activities, with a specialism in ghyll scrambling and canyoning in Cumbria. Thay pride themselves in providing a totally fun and immersive experience adapted to your requirements, which you are sure to remember for a very long time.
Why not spend an hour or two relaxing and enjoying a bit of fun at Shap's very own heated lido. This lovely little pool is run by village volunteers and open in the summer months - perfect after a morning on the fells.
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