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Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well

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interesting place to viit

Lucy we had good weather, I would think this is better in spring or summer. Interesting... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2018
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
A day in Knaresborough

I was last here 45 years, it seemed a lot further to walk then. Still a mythical walk and story but... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Dave G
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Mother Shipton’s Cave is England’s oldest visitor attraction, having been open since 1630. Millions of visitors from all over the world have been enchanted by the park's natural beauty, mesmerised by the Petrifying Well and enthralled by Mother...more
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| High Bridge, Prophecy Lodge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD, England
+44 1423 864600
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All reviews walk along the river teddy bears robin hood nice walk guide book small museum gift shop play area worth a visit beautiful scenery car parking interesting place to visit family ticket interesting history couple of hours sunny day tea room
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited late September and enjoyed the brilliant forest walk, there's lots yo do if you have children with a brilliant play park. Will definately return.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Just been to see santa with my 9 and 11 year old. It was amazing. They have put so much effort into the whole experience. The elves around the place were really engaging with adults and kids. And because you have a time to visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Can’t recommend this enough! Super festive and a really magical feel. The staff were wonderful, so helpful and friendly. We’ll definitely be back next year. So much effort was put in making it feel very special.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

I have visited Mother Shiptons several times this year especially as i find there is becoming more reasons to visit besides the well and cave. On this occasion we decided to take my two young girls to see Santa there (booking is required in advance)....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

Lucy we had good weather, I would think this is better in spring or summer. Interesting information about he place in general and the myths surrounding the viaduct, all linked in with Nostradamus

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I was last here 45 years, it seemed a lot further to walk then. Still a mythical walk and story but a lot more expensive... a nice park area and playground for the kids and lovely views of the town, river and bridge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave G
Reviewed November 4, 2018

A very calm and relaxing place to visit with very friendly and helpful staff, the cave and the dropping well is beautiful

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Interesting well told story with boards and audio. Small museum and shop. Entrance fee £7 for adults plus £2 to park all day. From there you can easily walk to the castle £3.50 each, another museum £3.50, Bebra gardens and enjoy the riverside walk and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We pulled into the entrance Paid and parked up Curious as to what we would discover in this Oldest visitor attraction. As we made our way through the trees we came across a few large cut down tree trunks with coins hammered into them. On...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Lovely walk from the car park through the forest, which had been made into a haunted forest for Halloween! There were information boards throughout the site with details about the area, the natural features and Mother Shipton herself. The audio commentaries at the petrifying well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Margaret B
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Response from eucalyptusuphigh | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of connections from harrogate that stop directly outside the cave.
July 21, 2018|
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Response from T727GHemmaw | Reviewed this property |
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Melanie M
March 29, 2018|
Response from HolisticGoddess | Reviewed this property |
We paid £6 each for Senior Citizens and £7 each for the adults in our party.