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Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well

| High Bridge, Prophecy Lodge, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8DD, England
+44 1423 864600
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Interesting walk

We visited on Easter Sunday and characters from Alice In Wonderland were present! A great change to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lorraine W
Campsall, England, United Kingdom

Make sure you make this part of your trip! Understated and simply unique :) it's not for everyone... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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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 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).
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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| High Bridge, Prophecy Lodge, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8DD, England
+44 1423 864600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on Easter Sunday and characters from Alice In Wonderland were present! A great change to the normal days out of bowling and cinemas! Quizzes and riddles along with the wishing pool and petrifying Cave! Make sure you have sensible footwear as the ground...More

Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Make sure you make this part of your trip! Understated and simply unique :) it's not for everyone but I enjoyed it and the natural element of it also. The gift shop you can also find some hidden gems

Thank Fiona180727
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was just so quiet and peaceful listening to the river running. There are a few steps so if you are not steady on your feet this probably will not do for you. They do have a disability parking which takes you further up the...More

Thank Dawn J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited mother shiptons today with my two young children. They absolutely loved it. The staff were so friendly and chatted to the children. They have a new pirate ship that has been added to the playpark and it is placed on sand! My two...More

Thank elvis890
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one seriously ridiculous expensive con. £14 for two adults ton walk through the woods by the river to a small collection of objects under a little shower of water. The cave is joke number two a hole in the rock with an appalling...More

1  Thank Dec913
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid a total of £16 (2 adults, explanatory booklet and car park charge. The 'site' is half a mile of riverside walk. Near the far end are three flights of steps. The Peteifying Well is interesting and has an interactive thing to hear a...More

1  Thank AnnFrank
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here to pick up a present at the gift shop and to see the cave. The signs were not very clear but eventually we got to the petrifying falls which were interesting and the wishing well too - of course I made a...More

Thank Kinney1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The man at the entrance was very welcoming, friendly and informative! The attraction itself was very interesting and informative! Set in a scenic area with the river running alongside!

1  Thank k55979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at the gate to a very polite gentleman who informed us that the museum part was closed so price was reduced to £5.50 he was very knowledgeable and had a little laugh with us, pleasant start. The walk round took us about 25-30 mins...More

1  Thank James0510
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I went the back entrance/exit along with the suvernear shop closed for refurbishment, so I did not get to visit the gift shop. But this has not reflected bad on my experience of the place as I've visited it before. The places claims to...More

Thank darkfantasy223
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22 June 2017|
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Response from gothic | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's not large only room sized
28 May 2017|
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Response from Fiona M | Property representative |
Hi, we open 10am every day. Last admission is at 3.30pm
21 July 2016|
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Response from ThomasJPitts | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the disability. There are a lot of steps for instance.