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Mother Shiptons Cave

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England

  • Small twigs, leaves, dead big prawn turned to stone in the Petrifying Well falling water at Mother Shipton Cave in Knaresborough
  • Crafted big tree looks like an old man standing in the middle of the park at Mother Shiptons Cave in Knaresborough
  • Tea pots, teddy bears, socks and hat hang down fromthe petrifying well falling water at Mother Shiptons cave in Knaresborough

Attraction Information

  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines
  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Behold the hidden powers of the magical water in Mother Shipton’s Cave that turns all it touches to stone! Get ready to discover the wonders of England’s oldest visitor attraction, open since 1630.

First, explore the mysteries of the cave where Mother Shipton was born as lightning crackled and burned in a violent storm! Uncover the secrets of the UK’s most famous prophetess as you explore her home, maybe even stare deep down into the petrifying well that no one will go near as it's believed to have magical powers!

Don’t worry if you’re struggling to follow all the twists and turns of the story, there are audio boxes all around the Cave that also have a children's version too! Watch out though there is a statue hidden in a dark corner of the cave that always gives the everyone a little fright. If the little ones need to blow off a little steam, let them loose on the crazy adventure park. Before you leave don’t forget to make a wish in Mother Shipton’s magical well!

  • The beautiful home of the UK’s famous prophetess
  • Kids Quiz sheet
  • Adventure Park


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD, England


Click here to visit Mother Shiptons Cave's website
01423 864600

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours


Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 - 16:30

April to October 29th

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30


Adult: £7.00

Senior: £6.00

Child (3-15): £5.00

Under 3's: Free

Family: £22.00

Last Entry

Last admission is 1 hour before closing.

More Information

Pets allowed

Pets are allowed. 

Parking facilities

Parking costs £2.00


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