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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

Address:

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

Map It

Phone:

01423-864600

Sight Details:

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

Updated 06/02/2014

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