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Mother Shipton's Cave

Mother Shipton's Cave Review

Across the river from the center of town, this tourist attraction is tucked away in a pleasant park. According to local lore, the cave is the birthplace of the titular 16th-century alleged prophetess, who supposedly foretold such events as the defeat of the Spanish Armada. The mineral-rich well beside her cave is famed for its ability to turn most objects to stone in four months. Call ahead in winter.

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  • Address: Prophesy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD | Map It
  • Phone: 01423/864600
  • Cost: £6
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5:30; Feb.–Mar., weekends 10–5:30
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  • Location: Knaresborough
Updated: 06-02-2014

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