Leave Blue Rose site travel 60 miles taking local road towards Beverley on A1035 for 9 miles onto A1079 for 26 miles towards York then A64 for 7 miles towards Leeds then A1237 for 4 miles towards Harrogate then A59 4 miles into Knaresborough a historic market town.
Mother Shiptons Cave
This is the oldest visitors attraction in England situated on the banks of the river Nidd and part of the dramatic Nidd Gorge with landscaped pathways and woodland areas through the park. The well preserved walks lead to the famous birth place of Mother Shipton where you can visit the cave she was born in. Visit the magical Petrifying Well viewing the items placed under the falling waters turning to stone over time. Also visit the wishing well in a cave above the spring and make a wish which are said to come true.
Walk down the riverside and look across to view the old property dating back to the 1100s and discover the 400 year old Mulberry bush in the gardens. Explore the river Nidd and view the 1851 Grade II listed viaduct which is still in use by the Yorkshire railway. There is also the Castle Mill and weir built in 1791 with its waterfalls. Take a stroll down Beach Avenue with one of the largest collection of oldest and tallest Beech trees in the country then visit the small museum which has items on view that celebrities previously left to petrify.