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Shap Abbey, Penrith

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Shap Abbey was a religious house of the Premonstratensian order of Canons regular situated on the western bank of the River Lowther in the civil parish of Shap Rural, around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the village of Shap, in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. The site is in the care of English Heritage and managed on its behalf by the Lake District National Park.
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  • For 300 hundred years, Shap Abbey was the home of a community of Premonstratensian monks until the suppression of the monasteries by Henry VIII. There’s not much left now except for the magnificent... 
    For 300 hundred years, Shap Abbey was the home of a community of Premonstratensian monks until the suppression of the monasteries by Henry VIII. There’s not much left now except for the magnificent...  more »
  • This is a gem of a historic site and I can see why the monks picked it as a location for the abbey. It's beautiful and atmospheric, and the information boards provide lots of detail. It can get... 
    This is a gem of a historic site and I can see why the monks picked it as a location for the abbey. It's beautiful and atmospheric, and the information boards provide lots of detail. It can get...  more »
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  • Really nice ruins of the abbey. Its small so if its out of your way its not a must see. But if your local take the time to have a guided tour its pretty informative
  • Great place to walk to. Me and my mates went swimming in the river there everyday last summer and hope to this summer too.

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