Mother Shipton's Cave and Petrifying Well, Knaresborough

Englands Oldest Visitor attraction and still a great place for a family visit

Mother Shipton's Cave is England's oldest visitor attraction, having been open since 1630.It was home to the famous prophetess Mother Shipton who lived some 500 years ago in the reign of Henry VIII. Also, within the park the Petrifying Well still stands as a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough.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. Her prophecies predicted the fates of several rulers within and just after her lifetime, the invention of iron ships, the Great Fire of London in 1666, and the defeat of the Spanish Armada.The park has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd. The riverside walk provides spectacular views of Knaresborough. There is also an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. Themed events run during school holidays. More information about these events can be found on our website. Dogs are welcome throughout the estate as long as they are kept on a lead.We are open every day from 10 am to 4.30pm, with last admission at 3.30pm to give visitors enough time to experience the attraction fully. During the SUMMER HOLIDAYS ONLY the park closes later at 5.30pm with last admission 4pm.There is parking on site (£2 all day in addition to admission). Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Mother Shipton’s Cave is England’s oldest visitor attraction, having been open since 1630. It was home to the famous prophetess Mother Shipton who lived some 500 years ago in the reign of Henry VIII. Also, within the park the Petrifying Well still stands as a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. 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. Her prophecies predicted the fates of several rulers within and just after her lifetime, the invention of iron ships, the Great Fire of London in 1666, and the defeat of the Spanish Armada. The park has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd. The riverside walk provides spectacular views of Knaresborough. There is also an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. Themed events run during school holidays. More information about these events can be found on our website. Dogs are welcome throughout the estate as long as they are kept on a lead. We are open every day from 10 am to 4.30pm, with last admission at 3.30pm to give visitors enough time to experience the attraction fully. During the SUMMER HOLIDAYS ONLY the park closes later at 5.30pm with last admission 4pm. There is parking on site (£2 all day in addition to admission).

Free Attraction

No

Wheelchair friendly

No

Address

  • Street Address: Prophecy House, High Bridge
  • Postcode: HG5 8DD
  • City: Knaresborough
  • County: North Yorkshire

Contact

  • Telephone: 01423 864600
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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