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Teesside Shopping Park
Teesside Park is located off the A19 and has free parking, other facilities include toilets, petrol station and a covered path in front of the shops. The type of shops located at the park include food, clothes, electrical goods, toys, books, coffee houses, restaurants, pharmacy, and shoes. There is a leisure park opposite the shopping park that includes a bowling alley, cinema, bingo hall and casino. Opening and closing times vary depending on the shop.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Watergarden
Fountains Abbey is a former Cistercian Monastery that was founded in the year 1132. It is one of the best preserved examples of its kind in the UK. The site, along with the adjacent Studley Royal Water Garden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Monastery is also a Grade 1 listed building. The admission prices are: Adults - £7.50 (11.25 Euros) Child - £4.00 (6 Euros) Family - £20.00 (30 Euros) National Trust and English Heritage members and children under 5 free The opening times are: November - February 10am - 4pm March - October 10am - 5pm
There has been a church on the cathedral site since the 8th century; but it wasn't until 1836 that the building as we see it today became a cathedral. The cathedral is open daily to the public and a donation of £3 is suggested. There is a gift shop and a museum. If you wish to take photographs or film inside then you do need to purchase a permit for a small fee.
As well as being a theme park, Lightwater Valley also incorporates a Shopping Village and Bird of Prey Centre. The theme park is open mostly throughout the summer, although it does open for parts of September and October as well. It opens at 10am and closes from 4.30pm depending on the time of year. The park caters for groups, including school parties. The Shopping Village is open throughout the year as is the Bird of Prey Centre, which is located inside the Village. The entry fee for the Bird of Prey Centre is £3.50 for adults and £2.50 for children.
Mother Shipton's Cave
Mother Shipton was a prophetess born some 500 years ago. Mother Shipton's Cave is a tourist attraction built around the cave she was born in. The attraction include The Petrifying Well (which has been attracting visitors since 1630), The Old Wishing Well of Good Fortune, a Museum of figures and models, a mile long, riverside park with picnic areas, a woodland walk , tea rooms and gift shop, an adventure playground and Trail Quiz. The attraction is open from March to October, 10.00am-5.30pm daily. Entry fees are: Adult £5.50 Senior Citizens £4.50 Children (under 4's free) £3.75 Family £15.95 (2 adults and two children or one adult and three children. additional children £2.00 each) All day parking is included in the admittance fee and you can leave the park to visit the rest of Knaresborough and go back in on the same ticket.