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Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well

| High Bridge, Prophecy Lodge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD, England
+44 1423 864600
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A pleasant way to spend some time on a day with good weather

We went with two of our grandchildren, on aged 18 and the other 9. There is plenty to explore... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
StephenR744
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Ok but could be much better.

Visited on Sunday with my wife and 4 year old daughter. I guess it depends what you are going for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Darren B
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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 every day until 4th November, 10 am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm). There is parking on site (£2 all day in addition to admission).
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  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“nice walk” (68 reviews)
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| High Bridge, Prophecy Lodge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went with two of our grandchildren, on aged 18 and the other 9. There is plenty to explore, more or less self guided with some press button explanations. There is reasonable access for the disabled as our young granddaughter is more or less wheelchair...More

Thank StephenR744
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday with my wife and 4 year old daughter. I guess it depends what you are going for but at £25 it's a bit pricey for a walk along the river in what is a undouptably an amazingly beautiful place. The well and...More

Thank Darren B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A bucket list place. A beautiful walk along the river and up to the cave. There was lots going on for children. The Petrifying Wall - we just could not get enough of it. (But then we are interested in that sort of thing). Also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ridiculously overpriced for a hole in the rock... Was expecting a lot more. It was a lovely walk and the Spring well was nice but for £25 for a family with parking and a brochure I thought the 'Cave' was going to be a lot...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the worst place i have ever visited , utterly pathetic. The entrance fee should be 25p per person and thats being generous.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on way home from a couple nights away was a nice stop off good walk down the river aswell as seeing and learning about Mother Shipton and the well

Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The riverside walk with its wildflowers, trees and birds is beautiful and there is, commendably, plenty to keep children entertained along the way. The cave and well and their history are certainly interesting, even if the strings of slowly-petrifying teddies are a touch macabre! The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am very disappointed with my recent visit here. After only one hr here, the cost do not justify the attraction. The older gentleman man seemed very over helpful and chatty toward us ladies. However struggled to get across what the attraction offered. The cave...More

Thank charlie31514
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mother Shipton’s Cave is a pretty walk, perhaps lacking in car parking space. We paid on entry with our card being put through twice, because the lady didn’t realise the paper roll had run out, which is fair enough - mistakes happen. We hung about...More

Thank Flip261
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noticed negative reviews but always love it here. Fascinating story and beautiful setting and always capture somethng on the other river bank - this time a family of ducklings

Thank Lesley B
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ketsul_boppy
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Response from JulieMoly | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes it is. There were quite a few dogs there the day we visited.
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