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The historic Greyhound @ Shap dates back to 1680, offering some rooms with views of the Fells, a modern bar with a selection of real-ales, two dining areas, as well as outdoor seating in our patio garden.

The location makes The Greyhound perfect for those tackling Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk.

All rooms at The Greyhound Hotel have private private bathrooms with a bath and/or a shower, as well as a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Freshly cooked breakfasts are included and served daily, featuring locally-sourced meat prepared in the on-site butchery. Lunch and evening meals are available too.

The area is popular with hiking, including Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route, and there are a range of local walks in the Eastern Fells.

The village of Shap is just 3 miles from junction 39 of the M6 and is central for visiting the Lake District’s towns; Keswick is a 36-minute drive, Windermere 34 minutes, and Kendal just 25 minutes away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

The Greyhound Hotel has been welcoming guests since Sept 23, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free Parking Available On Site


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Host Info

Company review score: 9.2Based on 237 reviews from 1 property
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Company info

The Greyhound was established in 1619 as a coaching Inn and has looked after travellers for almost all of this time.

Property info

The Greyhound is a beautifully renovated 18th century coaching inn with fantastic views across the to the fells. Very easy access from main travel routes and plenty of parking. Serving local ales, crisp lager, fine wines, fabulous G&Ts and fantastic fresh pub food. The bar is a great atmospheric place to drink and dine, and the rooms are just what you need to relax after good day's walking or travelling.

Neighborhood info

The Greyhound is perfectly situated for walking and accessing the Lake District. it is very quickly accessible from the M6 with stunning wild views. it is right on the coast to coast route, making it very popular with walkers.

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Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Tebay Services Southbound M6
    5.6 miles
  • Tebay Services Northbound M6
    5.6 miles
  • J38 Truckstop M6
    6.5 miles
  • Askham Hall
    6.8 miles
  • Appleby Golf Club
    7.1 miles
  • Whinfell Forest
    8.1 miles
  • Brougham Castle
    9.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River River Lune
    2 miles
  • Lake Haweswater Reservoir
    4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport
    49.8 miles
  • Newcastle International Airport
    52.5 miles
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport
    60.7 miles
How to get to The Greyhound Hotel from Manchester Airport
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    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: British

Amenities of The Greyhound Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Smoke-free property
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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3:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Until 11:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa The Greyhound Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

The fine print

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about The Greyhound Hotel

  • The Greyhound Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Check-in at The Greyhound Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Greyhound Hotel by:

    • Train 3h

  • Room options at The Greyhound Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Quad

  • The Greyhound Hotel is 0.6 miles from the center of Shap.

  • The Greyhound Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Guests staying at The Greyhound Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish

    • The prices at The Greyhound Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.