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ShapShap lies in Cumbria, a county formed from the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and part of North Lancashire, and now England's second largest county in size. Here you will find the beautiful Lake District National Park with spectacular mountain scenery, forest trails and lakeside paths around the 16 major lakes. The almost alpine landscape of England's highest mountains are a draw for the millions of visitors who pour into the park each year, where for 200 years, it has been the inspiration for artists, poets and writers who have made their home here.

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Attractions Brougham Castle, Penrith Tel: 01768 862488 - The ruins of this 13th century fortress stand on the banks of the River Eamont. The castle was restored by Lady Anne Clifford in the 17th century and overlaps the site of a Roman fort. About 8 miles north of Shap.

Brougham Castle, Penrith

Attractions Westmorland Motor Museum, Rellandsgate, Kings Meaburn, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3BT Tel: 01931 714 624. The Museum is between Penrith and Appleby, south of the A66. Restored and unrestored trucks and a collection of Automobilia. About 8 miles from Shap.

Westmorland Motor Museum

AttractionsKeld Chapel is a tiny 16th-century Chapel near Shap (access at all times; key in village, see notice on chapel door). It is one of the National Trust's more remote religious sites. About 2 miles from Shap .

Keld Chapel

AttractionsAcorn Bank Garden & Watermill, Temple Sowerby, nr Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1SP Tel: 017683 61893 - Delightful sheltered garden, renowned for its herbs and orchards growing old English fruit varieties, a National Trust property. About 9 miles from Shap.

 Acorn Bank Garden & Watermill

Attractions The Horse Fair, Appleby-in-Westmorland. An annual event where every June, the Romany families of Europe – many in colourful, horse-drawn caravans – converge on nearby Gallow's Hill for this world-famous, week-long event. The fair began in 1685 when a charter was granted by James II. For many centuries, sheep and cattle were also sold at Appleby. The horses are washed in the River Eden before being shown off to prospective buyers. About 9 miles from Shap.

The Horse Fair, Appleby-in-Westmorland

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