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Yorkshire Sights

Mother Shipton's Cave

  • High Bridge Map It
  • Knaresborough
  • Cave

Updated 06/02/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Prophesy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD, England

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Sight Details:

  • £6
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5:30; Feb.–Mar., weekends 10–5:30

Updated 06/02/2014


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