We are currently open weekends in November for pre-booked tickets only

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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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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27 Mar - 11 Apr 2021

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29 May - 06 Jun 2021

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24 Jul - 05 Sep 2021

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23 Oct - 31 Oct 2021

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04 Dec - 24 Dec 2021

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27 Mar - 11 Apr 2021

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29 May - 06 Jun 2021

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24 Jul - 05 Sep 2021

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23 Oct - 31 Oct 2021

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04 Dec - 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.

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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