St Robert's Cave (Knaresborough, North Yorkshire) Reviews
Description:Address: Abbey Road, Knaresborough.
Newest Review: ... about a mile out of Knaresborough town centre quite close to where the cave is situated. After leaving the priory Robert lived as a hermit in this cave until his death in 1218. He was 58 years old when he died and had lived in the cave for about 30 years where he had acquired a reputation as a "healer" and he also offered spiritual guidance. As word of his "gifts" spread ... more
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by - written on 06/08/10, updated on 07/08/10 (Very useful, 185 readings)
When my mother found out that I was planning a day trip to North Yorkshire (Ripon, Harrogate and Knaresborough) she said, "Have you been to the Hermit's Cave?" I hadn't and what's more I hadn't even heard of such a place but a quick Google search soon verified that it seemed worthy of a visit. Officially known as St Robert's Cave this is an attraction on the outskirts of the North Yorkshire town of Knaresborough, it is often referred to as the "Hermit's Cave" because St Robert lived here as a hermit during the 12th century. I'm ashamed to say I knew virtually nothing about St Robert but I would soon discover that he is locally very famous ... Read the complete review
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