6. Mother Shiptons Cave and Petrifying Well, Yorkshire

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Mother Shiptons Petrifying Well, Yorkshire

Mother Shipton was perhaps Englands 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 Englands 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 Shiptons Cave Ltd
Prophecy Lodge
High Bridge
North Yorkshire
England, UK

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

(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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