Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, Knaresborough
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Centered around the legend of a prophetess from the middle ages, Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well - TEMPORARILY CLOSED holds the only petrifying well of its kind in England. First opened in 1630 as a tourist attraction, the well allows you to witness everyday objects be turned to stone. Wander down the 1.6 km (1 mi) long woodland trail to see both the cave and the well while learning the tale of old Mother Shipton. The walk ends at a small museum and gift shop that sells petrified souvenirs. Be sure to make a wish at the well before leaving; they are rumored to always come true. Plan to visit Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well - TEMPORARILY CLOSED and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Harrogate attractions using our Harrogate itinerary maker.
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  • On arrival we were told there were 'a couple' of steps and would be fine with the pram. My God, there were tons. My partner strained his back from having to carry the pram up and down flights of stair...  more »
  • We visited this attraction while staying a few nights at the caravan club site. At £6 admission each ( for adults) we thought this was good value for money. A nice walk through a wood ( as it was comi...  more »
  • Reasonable entry fee when bought as a group/family. My daughter enjoyed doing the trail quiz along the way to see mothershiptons cave. The walk along the way was naturally beautiful, all looked after....  more »