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Mother Shipton is England’s most famous Prophetess. Visit her cave, see the petrifying well turn everyday items to stone! Picnic areas, boats, parkland, castle ruins & refreshments
Mother Shiptons Cave & The Petrifying Well lie at the heart of the Mother Shipton Estate – a relic of the Ancient Forest of Knaresborough. Mother Shipton is England’s most famous Prophetess. She lived some 500 years ago during the reigns of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Her Prophetic visions became known and feared throughout England, with many of them still proving uncannily accurate today. Pay a visit and see the legendary cave, see the petrifying well and watch its water turn items to stone!
Mother Shiptons Cave & The Petrifying Well makes a superb day out for all the family. Over the years millions of people have come to see for themselves the amazing powers of The Petrifying Well. Today’s visitor to the Petrifying Well can see a whole host of everyday objects slowly being turned to stone in the cascading waters. The most popular item is a teddy bear or soft toy which usually takes between three and five months to turn to stone! Plus there's a whole park to explore with picnic areas, whishin well, refreshments, castle ruins, gardens and play areas to name a few! All in all, it adds up to a superb family day out!
February: Weekends only 10.00am - 4.30pm March: Weekends only 10.00am - 5.30pm April 1st - October 31st: Open Daily 10.00am -5.30pm
November, December & January: Closed