Discover the legend of Mother Shipton and the magical Petrifying Well at England’s oldest attraction.
Just a short train journey from York is Knaresborough, with castle ruins and impressive viaduct. Journey through historic woodland at Mother Shipton’s. Step into the cave where Yorkshire prophetess Mother Shipton was born and hear her story, then marvel at the Petrifying Well with cascading water turning everyday objects to stone – as if by magic.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this attraction is currently closed or not accepting York Pass. Please check their website for specific information on reopening dates.
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