North West


Shap, Nr Penrith,
CA10 3QU
t: 01931 716628

Breathtaking views of lush English countryside where red deer, roe and cattle abound, the gently easing sound of a crystal clear babbling brook and a warm welcome await you at your cosy hideaway high in the Shap Fells. Located in the verdant bliss of the Lake District and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Border Counties, BEST WESTERN Shap Wells Hotel offers guests the perfect chance to do as little or as much as they like.

The Beautiful Lake District

Needing no introduction, England's largest National Park is home to Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere. Whether visiting Dove Cottage: home of William Wordsworth, hiking in the hills and boating around Ullswater and Windermere or visiting the numerous attractions close to the hotel such as as Shap Abbey and Hutton in the Forest, guests will return to a genuine ‘home from home’.

Hotel Features
With 100 recently refurbished bedrooms, restaurant, lounge and bar, the quirky family-owned hotel has retained many of its original features over the years and much time has been taken to retain the true character of the building; in short, a quaint old country house with a splash of modernity: free wifi and flat screens TV’s. The hotel is well equipped to cater for everyone’s needs, even pets: ask for a room in The Old Bathhouse and guests can bring their canine compatriots along too. Of course, no visit to the hotel would be complete without a gentle stroll to feed the colony of rare red squirrels!

As the sun goes down over the Shap Fells, guests can enjoy an evening menu full of home-cooked classic dishes in the Birkbeck Restaurant, offering stunning views of the Birkbeck River, before retiring to the comfort of the Riverside Bar and Lounge with a pint of cask ale or crisp glass of Chardonnay to enjoy the frequent complimentary evening entertainment.

A Favourite with Coach Companies
Shap Wells is a firm favourite for groups and tours, offering competitive rates all year round, a free place for the driver, secure and free coach parking as well as complimentary evening entertainment which changes regularly. The hotel can arrange a bespoke package if desired to include anything from bingo, cookery demonstrations or private evening cabaret entertainment after dinner. Why not join the many short-break providers that choose Shap Wells year after year as a preferred base to explore the Lake District?

Your BEST WESTERN rustic retreat can be easily reached from the M6 (Junction 39) and the A6.