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Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

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  • Nice attraction and its free so all the better. Facilities are no great but are being improved. Lovely place for a picnic.  more »
  • Though most of the castle was knocked down centuries ago you can still get a really good feel from this old building. The interpretation boards give you good quality information and help you create a ...  more »
  • Wow, what an unexpected pleasure visiting this historic castle. We went on the guided tour which was very affordable and recommended and went underground. The current improvements will certainly be of...  more »
  • 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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