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Lovely Walk to it

I was in Knaresborough visiting Mother Shipton Cave and the Castle. The Tourist Information... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Samantha S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Weekend visit to North Yorkshire.

We followed the signs from Knaresborough on foot, must have walked a mile or so to get there.Took... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Jim H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Abbey Road, Knaresborough, England
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

If taking a walk along the river in Knaresborough it well worth stopping off to visit this little cave and read about St Robert and what he did all those years ago.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting place. St Robert supposedly lived in this cave although it’s more likely that he used it as a place of isolation where he could be alone to pray and think. He was influential across Europe and had miracles ascribed to him....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

I was in Knaresborough visiting Mother Shipton Cave and the Castle. The Tourist Information provided me with a map and guidance on how to get to it. It is roughly a 2 mile walk from the top of hill where the castle is. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We followed the signs from Knaresborough on foot, must have walked a mile or so to get there.Took ten minutes to see all there was to see. Might be easier access from the other end.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jim H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My second visit to Knaresborough and my second time at trying to find St Robert's cave. This time i was successful. On my 1st visit I didn't think the walk to the Cave down Abbey Rd was to far and after walking for 25 minutes...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Visited here with a friend the other day and it's quite easy to miss from the main road. We thought we'd walked forever before seeing the sign, and it is down some steep slippery steps to get there. Essentially it's a cave, and not a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank TouranP
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A very atmospheric and well-signposted shrine. It is possible to appreciate St. Robert's humility and self-denial in the cave that he carved out of the rock face. The steps are slippery in wet weather and could pose a problem for the less able.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Its a hole in a wall, but nevertheless a hole with some historical significance and display boards to read. Public access down some steps it can be a bit muddy.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Matt G
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This cave is on the other side (and further up) form Mother Shipton's Cave. I actually quite like it. I mean, it is a cave, but if you think about the fact that someone lived in it all those years back, it does make you...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Stew13London
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting history behind the cave. Good place to visit when taking a walk down Abbey Road to admire the river and houses!

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Craig B
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Response from HarrogateParks | Property representative |
There is no charge to visit St Roberts Cave.