I went to Mother Shipton's cave in May 2007 and luckily had excellent weather (not the place to go in wet weather). This is the sort of place to visit just once to say you have seen it and it is a 'different' sight!
The entrance price is average but don't expect to see loads for that money. The park is beautiful and has a riverside walk with views across to Knaresborough castle. You then walk through woodlands (although the path's are all made up, there are some steps) and eventually arrive at the caves. There are information/audio boards up which explain all about each section and are very informative - worth a listen, especially if you didn't get the guide book. The Petrifying Well is like a large waterfall but is eerey to see what happens to items when they are left under the waters from it - only 2-3 months for a teddy bear to turn to stone! The cave itself isn't really much - just a small cavern in the rocks really.
If you continue the walk you will then end in a small museum & shop. The museum contains items that have been left & turned to stone over the years from famous people.
Do be warned that the only facilities in the park are the cafe and toilets that are in the main entrance!
The caves are ideal to park and go into Knareborough as the parking in town is a lot to be desired. You can leave your car and walk through the park into town (be warned that once you are out of the Caves Knaresbrough town centre is only 15-20 min walk but is up a VERY steep hill) - keep your ticket and then you can walk back through the park to the car.
As a whole I would certainly say visit Mother Shipton's cave if you are in the area and Knaresborough is a lovely little town full of history.
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