Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

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  • Arrived to find every section of the castle fenced off due to restoration work. The only thing opened was the cafe that we decided not to go in so couldn't possibly comment on that. There was a dumper...  more »
  • We looked on the website and read all the reviews so thought this would be an interesting dayout as both boys (aged 10 and 8) like history and exploration. A perfect day we thought. Packed sandwiches ...  more »
  • Did the 'dungeon' visit, really nice and knowledgeable staff, very friendly shop too, can't wait for the repairs to be completed to the castle. Also went to the proms night, excellent, great fun and g...  more »
  • The castle is a beautiful historic place which is getting a much needed facelift. The events at the castle are sometimes free and always great fun. The kids love it to run around. It is lovely to just go and sit for some peace and quiet or for a walk. You can explore the ruins or just walk around the flat path if you struggle with mobility. The new cafe is fantastic and reasonably priced offering a good selection of drinks and cakes.
  • Never make the mistake of coming here to see a castle. If you have a scaffolding fetish it would pass half an hour I suppose. The cafe is more of a tea shop - a few cakes and a pie warmer but friendly enough.
  • Cafe really good . castle still under renovation but should be completed by Christmas then it will be fantastic.
  • Visited the newly opened cafĂ© and the work they've done is fab, including the museum, shop and activity room. The staff are so friendly, there's good coffee and nice selection of teas plus the homemade cakes are yummy. Looking forward to the rest of the work on the castle being completed.
  • It was really great to see Pontefract Castle coming alive after watching the work progress from 2016. The cafe was welcoming and the staff were very friendly. We shall come again to see the work complete. Glynis with Morley Walking Club Veterans.

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