10-4.30pm (last admission 3pm)

Open weekends until the 23rd March, then every day until the 3rd of November and selected dates for Christmas

Dogs on a lead are welcome in all areas of the Mother Shipton’s park, apart from the adventure playground. Please note that due to the unique setup of our Christmas event, dogs are not permitted on site during this event.

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD

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Quiet Off peak (Weekends in January-March, plus weekdays during February Half Term)

  • £20 per car (for up to 5 people)/ pedestrian group (of up to 5 people)
  • £6 per pedestrian or additional passenger
  • Under 3s Free

Off peak (Term-time weekdays from April)

  • £30 per car (for up to 5 people) / pedestrian group (of up to 5 people)
  • £10 per pedestrian or additional passenger
  • Under 3s Free

Peak (Weekends and Events) – Easter, May Half Term, Summer and Halloween

  • £36 per car (for up to 5 people) / pedestrian group (of up to 5 people)
  • £13 per pedestrian or additional passenger
  • Under 3s Free

Unfortunately we do not accept motorhomes.

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Immerse yourself in the wonders of Mother Shipton's Cave, the legendary birthplace of England's most famous prophetess. With over 500 years of history, our extraordinary attraction offers a captivating experience for visitors of all ages. Explore the mystical landscapes, marvel at the petrifying well, and uncover the secrets of the past.

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23 Mar - 14 Apr 2024

Easter at Mother Shipton's

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25 May - 02 Jun 2024

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20 Jul - 01 Sep 2024

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26 Oct - 03 Nov 2024

Halloween

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30 Nov - 24 Dec 2024

Christmas at Mother Shipton's

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Easter at Mother Shipton's

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25 May - 02 Jun 2024

May Half Term

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20 Jul - 01 Sep 2024

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Experience the Magic of Mother Shipton's Cave

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As you step into Mother Shipton's Cave, be prepared to be enchanted by its natural beauty and rich heritage. Nestled amidst the picturesque forest of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, our site boasts stunning rock formations, tranquil riverside walks, and breathtaking views.
Ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through history and enchantment? Plan your visit to Mother Shipton's Cave today and experience the magic for yourself. We are easily accessible by car or public transport. Get ready to be captivated by the stories, scenery, and supernatural wonders that await you at England's oldest attraction.

Book your tickets online now and secure your spot at Mother Shipton's Cave. Don't miss out on an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Events and Activities for All

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At Mother Shipton's Cave, we believe that adventure should be shared with loved ones. Bring your family and friends to create lasting memories as you wander through our enchanted woodland, have a picnic by the river, and learn about the history of Mother Shipton. There's something for everyone to enjoy. Throughout the year, we host a range of exciting events and activities to make your visit even more special. From themed trails and displays to a magical Christmas Experience, there's always something to look forward to at Mother Shipton's Cave. Check our event calendar to plan your visit accordingly.

A Dog-Friendly Attraction

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Dogs are welcome in all areas of the Mother Shipton’s park, apart from the adventure playground which is clearly signposted. Out of respect for other visitors, we ask that dogs are kept on a lead at all times. Unforutnately, due to the unique setup of our Christmas Experience, dogs are not permitted during our Christmas event.

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