Mother Shipton's Cave - Dog Friendly Attraction in Knaresborough, Yorkshire

Mother Shipton's Cave

Mother Shipton's Cave
Harrogate Road
High Bridge
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  • Dog Friendly Attraction in Knaresborough
  • Woodland Riverside Walk
  • Birthplace of the famous prophetess
  • England’s oldest visitor attraction.

Mother Shipton's Cave - Dog Friendly Attraction in Knaresborough, Yorkshire

Discover the legend of Knaresborough’s famous prophetess, Mother Shipton. She lived in the time of Henry VIII and was born in a cave next to the River Nidd. Beside Mother Shipton’s Cave is the Petrifying Well, a geological phenomenon where water cascades over objects and turns them to stone. The Petrifying Well is England’s oldest visitor attraction, opened in 1630!

Take in spectacular views of Knaresborough as you walk alongside the river to the Cave and Petrifying Well. The park has plenty of scenic picnic areas, an adventure playground, plus gift shop and museum. Visitors receive wristbands on entry and can wander into Knaresborough town centre. Mother Shipton’s is dog friendly and furry friends can enjoy the park as long as they are kept on a lead. The only area they cannot go is the fenced off adventure playground.

The attraction offers something for all ages, with themed events every school holiday. 2018 events included Hansel and Gretel, Robin Hood, and Mother Shipton’s Enchanted Forest at Halloween. 

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