We really enjoyed our trip to Mother Shipton's Cave in Knaresborough. We thought it sounded a little hokey from reading the reviews online, but decided if the price wasn't prohibitive (I think £7 was our limit) that we would go. I think we were pleasantly surprised because we didn't expect the walk to the Cave to be along the river and as picturesque as it was.
I agree that it's not a good rainy day activity.
The key is to go into it with the right attitude. Pose for a picture with Mother Shipton in the cave. Make a wish at the Wishing Well (and let your hand dry naturally). Look at all the things in various stages of petrification. The most interesting thing we saw hanging on the line was a pair of thong panties... The main thing they hang to turn to stone is teddy bears, though.
There's a gift shop that has various souvenirs for sale, the only thing missing is petrified teddy bears for sale!
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