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Walk on the dark side

It is was it is, a walk along the river bank with some amazing views and information on route... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SusanA1409
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Kent, United Kingdom
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I went there which is best place to visit for family. I need to point out one thing that I think... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shuayl
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was greeted by a lovely gentleman who guided us. Staff were lovely around the attraction. Went with my children who are 11 and grand child who is 2. There was lots to do for all ages and all children thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Would definitely be returning great cheap day trip for the family. We'll worth the money.

Date of experience: April 2021
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Fiona M, Owner at Mother Shipton's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for contacting Mother Shipton’s. We are pleased to hear that you found our staff to be so lovely and helpful! We will pass your feedback on to our team members.

It’s great to know that you found there was something for everyone in the attraction, and that the children had a great time. We think you would enjoy visiting us for one of our themed events, our next adventure trail will be ‘Alice’s Enchanted Adventure’ during the Summer holidays.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon,

Kind Regards,
Mother Shipton’s.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took our two grandsons age 6 & 8 here this last Saturday and it was great, well organised, a great day out ( though at the moment limited to 2.5 hours) the children absolutely loved it, adventure playground was brilliant, William, age 8 always researches anything he reads and he’s read the book from cover to cover!! The gift shop is a delight, not overpriced so the children bought lots of bits & bobs with their spend, I would have liked to look more at the museum part but 6 yr old Alfie was frightened of the heads on sticks so we had to rush past while I covered his eyes!!! Can highly recommend a trip here, we can’t wait to go again!

Date of experience: May 2021
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Fiona M, Owner at Mother Shipton's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for contacting Mother Shipton’s.
We are delighted to hear that you and your grandsons had such a great time visiting us!
It sounds like William will be an expert on Mother Shipton, perhaps he will be a Tour Guide one day!

It’s great to hear that the playground was a hit with the boys, and that you found the Gift Shop to be a delight.

We can’t wait to welcome you all back again for another great trip.
Kind Regards,
Mother Shipton’s.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had such a Magical time at Mother Shiptons Cave, it's a beautiful place, so picturesque, extremely well sign posted filled with really interesting information and not just about the legendary Mother Shipton! It's a lovely place to visit, the staff are all extremely attentive, helpful and kind and it's all very well organised.
I went with my Husband but Children of all ages would find this fun and dogs are welcome too!
The Petrifying Well was incredible, I could have stayed there all day just looking at it and Mother Shiptons Cave and The Wishing Well were something special too but these are just part of the Adventure as you also get some history of Knaresborough and the absolutely charming addition of gorgeous sculptures that include Hares, Wild Boars and a Dragon peeking out at you along the path to The Cave!
The Museum is informative and fun with all the different Petrified artifacts from the well, I bought my very own Petrified Teddy Bear and couldn't be happier with her, I named her Ursula after Mother Shipton herself!
The Gift Shop sells lovely souvenirs to suit all tastes and pockets.
There are snack stalls and a fantastic children's play area too - Toilets at entrance and in the park itself.
It really is a wonderfully enchanting day out that I will always treasure!

Date of experience: May 2021
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Fiona M, Owner at Mother Shipton's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for contacting Mother Shipton’s.

How wonderful to read your detailed review and see all of your fabulous photos, it’s evident that you have a real passion and interest in the history here. We are thrilled to know that the visit brought you such joy, and hope that your little teddy Ursula enjoys her new home.

We will pass on your lovely feedback about our attentive, helpful and kind staff. It’s great to hear that you found our new additions including the driftwood hare sculptures so charming.

The gift shop certainly is full of lovely souvenirs and we try to have something for everyone.

We hope that your wishes come true and we look forward to welcoming you again for another enchanting day out.

Kind Regards
Mother Shipton’s

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Reviewed 12 May 2021

Great wee day out, cave is brilliant. Great walk. Staff are all so nice and friendly. Dog was allowed access to everywhere except the play park

Date of experience: May 2021
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Fiona M, Owner at Mother Shipton's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for contacting Mother Shipton’s Cave.

We are so happy to read that you had a ‘Great Wee Day Out’! We will pass on your feedback to our fabulous team of friendly staff, who would love to welcome you back again for another great walk.

We hope to welcome you back soon,

Kind Regards,
Mother Shipton’s.

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Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon here our first visit even better that we could bring our rescue dog Archie with us he has enjoyed the day too

Date of experience: May 2021
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Fiona M, Owner at Mother Shipton's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for contacting Mother Shipton’s.

We are thrilled to read that you had a lovely afternoon on your first visit to Mother Shipton’s.
We hope that you and your rescue dog Archie will be visiting again! An excellent place for walkies!

Kind Regards,
Mother Shipton’s.

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