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7. Mother Shipton’s Cave and the Petrifying Well

Top 10 ten places to visit in North East England - Harrogate and North Yorkshire

Mother Shipton’s Cave and the Petrifying Well

Mother Shipton was perhaps England’s most famous Prophetess. She lived some 500 years ago during the reigns of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I and visions became know throughout the country. The Cave, her legendary birthplace is near to the famous Petrifying Well. Over the years many people have left objects hanging in the water dripping down it's sides, which due to a process of calcification have seemingly turned into solid stone! 

The Petrifying Well is England’s Oldest Visitor Attraction, first opening its gates in 1630!

Mother Shiptons Cave & The Petrifying Well lie at the heart of the Mother Shipton Estate – a relic of the Ancient Forest of Knaresborough.

Mother Shipton’s Cave and the Petrifying Well Address:
Mother Shiptons Cave Ltd
Prophecy Lodge
High Bridge
Knaresborough
North Yorkshire
HG5 8DD
England, UK

Mother Shipton’s Cave and the Petrifying Well Opening Times:
February and March, weekends only (until start of Easter School Holidays)
April 1st - October 28th, open daily, 10.00am -5.30pm
November, weekends only (closing at 4.30pm)
December and January, closed

Mother Shipton’s Cave and the Petrifying Well Admission:
(including all day parking)
Adult £5.50
Senior Citizens £4.50
Children (under 4's free) £4.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) £16.50
Additional children £2.50 each - to a maximum of 3
 
T  +44 (0)1423 864600
 
F  +44 (0)1423 868888
 

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