The country’s oldest paid tourist attraction has received glowing feedback following an inspection from VisitEngland.

Legendary Knaresborough-based tourist attraction Mother Shipton’s Cave has once again passed a meticulous Quality Scheme Assessment by the country’s official tourist board, VisitEngland. The impressive overall score awarded to the attraction has vastly increased year on year which has been hailed by VisitEngland Quality Assurance Assessor, Ros Walker, as a testament to ‘the owner’s boundless ambition, enthusiasm and commitment to enhancing the site and the visitor experience’.

Following an extensive review of the attraction, Ros Walker commented;

“This charming, privately-owned parkland has much to offer visitors: a stunning and historic riverside location, a first-class team, fascinating history and an ever-developing range of magical, child-friendly displays and events. This was another delightful visit with evidence of continued investment throughout the site. The entire team are congratulated on their success and commitment.”

It seems that VisitEngland are not the only ones impressed by what Mother Shipton’s has to offer, for the last 12 months visitors to the attraction have consistently left glowing reviews on TripAdvisor with aspects such as the ‘beautiful unique setting’, ‘fascinating story’ and ‘enchanting visual displays’ listed as highlights.

Consequently, Mother Shipton’s Cave has been recognized as a 2022 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice winner – a prestigious accolade awarded to businesses that consistently deliver outstanding experiences for travelers.

“We are overjoyed to have received such fantastic feedback from both VisitEngland and our visitors themselves,” said Fiona Martin, owner of Mother Shipton’s. “As a team we are deeply connected to the legacy of Mother Shipton, so it’s wonderful to learn that her story continues to intrigue and excite visitors of all ages.

It means a great deal to be recognized for our efforts, hard work and the investment we’ve made to provide visitors with a unique and magical experience. We are excited to continue developing and evolving the attraction whilst preserving its precious history for future generations to enjoy.”

Mother Shipton’s Magical Woodland Adventure will be running throughout the summer holidays from 22nd July – 5th September. Book your tickets here.

Posted Thu 28 Jul 2022