Knaresborough and The Original Witch
August 12th, 2009 | Photo Galleries, Virtual Tours, castle, knaresborough, magic, mother shipton, petrifying, prophecy, prophetess, ruins, UK, well, witch, Yorkshire
Mother Shipton, the British Isle’s most renowned prophetess was born in a cave by the River Nidd in Knaresborough, Northern Yorkshire. This cave is famous for its petrifying water which turns everything to stone, it was considered a magical well for centuries and has been feared as well as used for healing purposes. The cave is dubbed England’s oldest visitor attraction.