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Mother Shipton's Cave

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Location type: Cave
Location address: United Kingdom, Harrogate
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Chrkl | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

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 has been a tourist attraction since 1630 due to its association 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 and are run by Mother Shipton’s Cave Ltd.

Linked characteristics: Child friendly, Peculiar
Linked themes: Religion, Legends and myths, Geology, Pilgrimage, Top things to do

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