The Abbey is situated within the small village of Shap, postcode CA10 3NB. There is a small car park close to the remains of Shap Abbey. This is signposted with pedestrian directions from the car park.

The kids had a lovely time exploring the ruins! They always have such a fun time running about and exploring the different remains that we visit!

Whenever we leave they’re always asking a million questions, which I think is a sign that they really enjoy learning and exploring these historic sites!

If you’re ever passing with your children I would certainly make some time to stop off at Shap Abbey. It is a small, easily explored ruin which has some great history to it! The River Lowther runs directly next to the Abbey and as we know any water near by is always a hit for my children!

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