Mother Shiptons Cave

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, UK


Mother Shiptons Cave, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Mother Shipton’s Cave is a visitor attraction in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

The cave’s association with the legendary soothsayer Mother Shipton, who prophesied events in the form of poems, dates back to the early 1700s. According to the legend, Mother Shipton was born in the cave. This and the petrifying well are open to the public from February to October. For more information go to

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