Now closed for general admission in 2019. Christmas experience tickets pre-book only.

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Seasonal Opening Hours

Halloween – 26th October to 3rd November

Every day 10am – 4.30pm

Last admission 1 hour before closing.

March 2020

Weekends only 10am – 5.30pm


Admission & Prices

For discounted tickets book online HERE

Tickets can be booked online up to midnight the day before your visit. If you haven’t booked online don’t worry! You can turn up on the day and pay on entry.

Off PeakPeak*
Adult 16+£9.00£10.00
Senior 65+£8.00£9.00
Child 3-15£7.00£8.00
Under 3FreeFree
Family (2 Adults +2 Children)£28.00£30.00
Additional Child (Family, Max 3)£5.00£6.00

* School holidays and events

Disabled visitors and max card holders receive a 15% discount if the relevant documentation is shown.

1 carer receives a 15% discount per badge/card holder.

On Site Parking

£2.00 in addition to admission

Staff will welcome you at the entrance (Main Gate) and direct you towards the car park which is within the park itself.

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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The Cave and Petrifying Well in Mother Shipton’s Park are both natural rock formations, situated in the centre of a mile-long, woodland park. Access can only be gained via three sets of twenty-five steps. Two sets you could describe as ‘standard’, like stairs in a shopping centre. The other set is considerably shallower. All steps are outside and have handrails. There are rest areas between with seats provided. The attraction, however, may not be suitable for people with impaired mobility. A single adult with a pushchair may experience some difficulty depending on the design of the pushchair. There is no wheelchair access. We do not have blue badge parking and please be aware that on busy days the car park may become full. For more information please download the accessibility document.

Visiting Knaresborough.

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Mother Shipton's Cave is located in Knaresborough, a historic and picturesque North Yorkshire market town. Knaresborough's railway station is just five minutes walk from the entrance and frequent buses stop near the main entrance. Knaresborough is a 1 hour train journey from Leeds or under 3 hours on the train from London.
Wrist band tickets are provided upon entrance that allow visitors to come in and out of the attraction for the day. Combine your visit to Mother Shipton’s with a walk into Knaresborough town centre. See the castle ruins from a different viewpoint or walk along the other side of the river. There are lots of shops, cafes and pubs to suit all interests.

Large group & school booking

Special discount rates apply for school visits. A visit links well with Key Stages 1 to 3 in history, science, geography and English. Please contact us for more information or to arrange a visit.

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