Destination guide

Find the perfect vacation rental for your Shap getaway

The parks and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Shap. This city has something for everyone. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Shap

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Shap a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Appleby Golf Club (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Rookin House Activity Centre (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Windermere Golf Club (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Shap

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Shap is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mayburgh Henge (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Ullswater (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Place Fell (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Gowbarrow Fall (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Aira Force (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Ullswater (11 mi / 17.8 km)

Traveling to and around Shap

The nearest airport is in Carlisle (CAX), located 29 mi (46.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Shap?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 359 holiday lettings near Shap. From 162 Houses to 29 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Shap is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Shap?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Shap. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ullswater: 2,574 holiday lettings
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,082 holiday lettings
  • Lowther Castle and Gardens: 2,378 holiday lettings
  • Rookin House Activity Centre: 2,455 holiday lettings
  • Sizergh Castle: 2,333 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Shap listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Shap?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 162 Houses in Shap. Our other popular types of Shap holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 29 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 141 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 141 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Shap?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8 holiday homes with pool available in Shap. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.