Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

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  • August 21, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 11, 2017
    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 »
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  • 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.
  • Visited the newly opened café 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.
  • Currently being repaired but have always found this place absolutely fascinating. The interpretation boards help you to imagine what it was once like. Dog-friendly too
  • It was good but they are doing work when we went. I look forward to seeing it when finished. A good place to spend an hour looking around, some great views of the area and free too.
  • Great castle steeped in history, just a shame the Germans bombed it and destroyed most of it! Repairs are coming on great though and hopefully it will be looking better soon.

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