Knaresborough and Mother Shipton’s Cave / Spring 2014

Mother Shipton’s Cave (or “Old Mother Shipton’s Cave”) is at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England, near to the River Nidd. Nearby is a petrifying well which is the oldest entrance charging tourist attraction in England, open since 1630. It is associated with the legendary soothsayer and prophetess Mother Shipton (c. 1488 – 1561), born Ursula Southeil, wife of Toby Shipton. According to legend she was born in the cave. The cave and dropping well, together with other attractions, remain open to visitors. 

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