Fodor's Expert Review Mother Shipton's Cave

Knaresborough Cave

Tucked away in beautiful woodland across the river from the center of town is the birthplace (according to local lore) of the titular 16th-century prophetess who supposedly foretold events such as the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Next to the cave is the mineral-rich Petrifying Well, England's oldest entrance-charging tourist attraction (it's been taking in tickets since 1630), famously able to petrify soft objects in three to five months.

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Quick Facts

Harrogate Rd.
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire  HG5 8DD, England


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £9; £10 during school holidays and events; parking £2, Closed Nov.–Feb. and weekdays in Mar.

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