We're open today 10.00am - 5.30pm

Last admission is at 4:30pm

Dogs 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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Off PeakPeak*
Adult 16+£9.00£10.00
Child 3-15£7.00£8.00
Family (2 Adults +2 Children)£28.00£30.00

* School holidays and events

For a full list of prices see the Plan Your Visit page.

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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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01 Apr - 28 Apr 2019

Hoppy Easter Adventure Trail

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25 May - 02 Jun 2019

May Half Term – Unicorns and Dinosaurs

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24 Jul - 01 Sep 2019

Summer Holidays – Witches and Wizards

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26 Oct - 03 Nov 2019

Halloween

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01 Apr - 28 Apr 2019

Hoppy Easter Adventure Trail

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25 May - 02 Jun 2019

May Half Term – Unicorns and Dinosaurs

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24 Jul - 01 Sep 2019

Summer Holidays – Witches and Wizards

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26 Oct - 03 Nov 2019

Halloween

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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.

A day out 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.

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