We are open selected dates for Christmas from the 20th of November for pre-booked tickets, then weekends in March 2022 for general admission.

Dogs on a lead are welcome in all areas of the Mother Shipton’s park, apart from the adventure playground

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD

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Online booking is essential, book here.

Events: £31 per Car (max 5 people per car), £11 per additional passenger or £11 per pedestrian. Under 3s are free

Term Time: £26 per car or £9 per pedestrian weekdays, £31 per car or £11 per pedestrian weekends. Under 3s are free

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Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of the famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the waters which turn objects to stone.

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20 Nov - 24 Dec 2021

Christmas at Mother Shipton’s

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20 Nov - 24 Dec 2021

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The park that is home to Mother Shipton’s Cave and the Petrifying Well is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. Sir Henry Slingsby’s Long Walk is described by English Heritage as “one of the best” of its kind. Visitors from all over the world have been enchanted by the park’s natural beauty, mesmerised by the Petrifying Well and fascinated by Mother Shipton’s story.

An adventure in the great outdoors for all the family.

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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.

Petrifying Well with lush green leaves, man in blue hoodie carrying small boy with striped blue and grey jumper with a blue sky behind them, teddy bears frozen underneath the Petrifying Well with big icicles and a girl with red hair in bunches eating a sprinkle cone chocoalte ice cream

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Petrifying Well with lush green leaves, man in blue hoodie carrying small boy with striped blue and grey jumper with a blue sky behind them, teddy bears frozen underneath the Petrifying Well with big icicles and a girl with red hair in bunches eating a sprinkle cone chocoalte ice cream
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