West Yorkshire - Pontefract
Taking the kids out for the day to Pontefract Castle in West Yorkshire
ON PEAK WORKING HOURS
|Sunday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Saturday||09:00 - 17:30|
Pontefract Castle is now a ruin, but visitors can walk around the site where they are treated to superb views of Pontefract and beyond. Admission is free. Picnickers and dog walkers are welcome.
The Visitor Centre includes a shop and a display on the history of the castle and a new guide book is available.
2016 - building works updateThroughout 2016 and early 2017 there will be major building and conservation works taking place at the castle which will affect access to some areas of the site.
Getting thereBus routes: To Pontefract Bus Station from Wakefield /Knottingley 148,149 and 150 from Castleford 125, 134, 135, 136. From Ackworth 28, X28, 49, 249. (The castle is a 6 minute walk from Pontefract bus station)
The castle is 0.4 miles from Pontefract bus station, Baghill railway station and Monkhill railway station and one mile from Tanshelf railway station.
Sat-Nav users should use WF8 2JF for our carpark, additionally two disabled visitor spaces are located at WF8 1QH