Mother Shipton’s Cave in Knaresborough was named the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year for its 'magical experience' and the enthusiasm of staff.
WINNERS of the Visit York tourism awards 2022 have been unveiled. Fifteen trophies were presented at a ceremony at York Racecourse on Thursday 3rd March when top businesses from the York area went head to head. The office team at Mother Shipton’s attended the ceremony, suited and booted for the occasion as finalists in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category.
Finalists in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category for 2022 included Fairfax House and York Army Museum, but after a rigorous judging and mystery shopper process, Mother Shipton’s came in top place, scooping the winning trophy for their category. The judges commended the attraction for its ‘magical experience’ and the enthusiasm of the staff around the site.
From left to right: Jay Stelling – Marketing Coordinator, Tracey Dunne – Park Coordinator, Fiona Martin – Director, Kelly Collins – Marketing and Social Media Assistant, Alexander Martin
“Mother Shipton strikes again! We are overjoyed to be starting the season with such a big win for this ancient attraction, and for the town of Knaresborough. Our team have worked so hard to continue to add a sprinkle of magic and a slice of delight to the experience for visitors old and new, and it’s very rewarding to have an award win to take away from this. We are proud to continue to tell Mother Shipton’s story, and to protect the phenomenal Petrifying Well for future generations to enjoy,” says Mother Shipton’s owner Fiona Martin.
“We all feel an immense connection to the history here and are committed to sharing that with our visitors. The enthusiasm of our team, from the Tour Guides and Gift Shop assistants to the baristas, is part of Mother Shipton’s legacy. We are looking forward to sharing more magic throughout our open season and during our themed, family-friendly events.”