Yorkshire Sights

Mother Shipton's Cave

  • High Bridge Map It
  • Knaresborough
  • Cave

Published 08/30/2016

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Across the river from the center of town and tucked away in a beautiful park is one of England's oldest tourist attractions. According to local lore, the cave is the birthplace of the titular 16th-century prophetess, who supposedly foretold such events as the defeat of the Spanish Armada. The mineral-rich well beside her cave is famously able to petrify soft objects in 3–5 months. Call ahead in winter.

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

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  • £6

Published 08/30/2016


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