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Pontefract Castle, Pontefract
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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When you start to delve into the history of Pontefract Castle you start to realise what a major part it has played in English history. The ruins (thanks to the Roundheads) are just a shadow of what an... read more »
I didn't, the know this existed till I saw it on TV and there is a lot more of it than I has seen. It is under a lot of work and they are going to open a museum and visitor centre so that will be good... read more »
This caslte is a fantastic medievil buiding,it held many sodiers in its time.it was attact in numbers but never taken ,the people itself destroyed the casle as they were fed up with being attact,it no... read more »
Able to go home to Pontefract West Riding Yorkshire. 7th Great grandparents left Britain UK. before Oliver Cromwell siege warfare destroyed castle.
My home town is beautiful and full of history. Being able to see the remains of this castle for free gives me pure joy as everyone should be able to reconnect with the past. It is lovely to visit in the autumn and summer especially.
A wonderful childhood haunt.
a very nice place to visit
There is just about enough remaining of this castle to impress. You can only wonder how spectacular - and intimidating - it was when intact and northern Englands most significant fortress of it's age. Much of it's current appeal is the landscaped grounds where visitors can walk the ruins and read plans and information placards. There is seating and i imagine in summer, events and other extras to make it an enjoyable visit. I was here on a beautiful, sunny autumn day. There are toilets and a pleasant gift shop. Cromwell and war weary Pomfretians did for the castle to avoid being part of future civil strife. Sadly, with the benefit of hindsight, they turned a tourist attraction into a maintenance generator for the local authority. Still the council seem to be doing a good job. Go have a look and be sure to put something in the visitors donations box - everything is free.
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