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“Old Prophetess”

Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well
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Owner description: 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 Shipton's birthplace and her amazing story. The park has several scenic picnic areas, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. Themed events run during school holidays. The park is open weekends in March then every day from 1st April to 29th October 10 am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm). There is parking on site (£2 all day in addition to admission).
Keighley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Old Prophetess”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Mother SHipton was considered a witch as a child.......she made many prophecies which appear to have come true....boats flying......etc etc.

The Dropping Well, as something to see, people hang various articles up and over the years they petrify from the water in the limestone which constantly drips onto the toys, shoes etc....

Recommended for families..

Visited February 2012
Thank JanPerkins
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2013

First visited here when my son was 4(now much,much older)then it was free,you could walk and see the cave with all the toys etc turned to stone,lovely park ALL FREE,then it was taken over by a well known magician and it became expensive in my mind for families with children.My other son visited, said it was not worth the entry free. and they were all disappointed.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Grassington
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Shipley, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fab - magical”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Really enjoyed my second visit to this magical place. Love making a wish at the waters inside the cave sction behind the fall. It's expensive but I love to go eachyear.

Visited July 2012
Thank PippaLee3
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fab attraction”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Mother Shipton;s cave was a great experience, with the pertrefying well and gardens. A little steep for people who have mobility problems, but well worth a visit. Parking is on site but is a long walk to get to the well. Make sure you have good sturdy shoes. I would recomend this attraction as something different and a must see.

Visited November 2012
Thank MAry B
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quirky park and history”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

The park runs along a river with a small area dedicated to the cave and the well. There's also a small museum that gives some history. This would be a great place to take a picnic. It gets double points for having two playgrounds!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Joseph R
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