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Sandal Castle, Wakefield
(3.8/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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  • I have visited here several times but only really appreciated it when showing friends, who were visiting from aboard. I wasn't sure where to take them at first and decided on Sandal Castle as it was a...  more »
  • This place is ok! I cannot say much more because to be honest I was slightly disapointed. There is so much history in this area and I tought this would show some of that in more detail. It is a nice p...  more »
  • Nice to have a button to walk and have a picnic. The staircase is not accessible. So if you do not want to scramble through the grass, you can only watch from a distance. Also fine otherwise.
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  • Unfortunately, Sandal Castle is boarded up most of the time by the council, and I have never seen the visitor centre open... despite living just over the road. I gave it two stars rather than the one it deserves as it serves as a good landmark for navigation. Other than that it's just some badly maintained rubble on a hill.
  • There is a beautiful view of the Pugneys Lake and surrounding area. A footpath allows you to have a walk and if you get tired you can sit down on one of the benches. There is usually an ice cream van so you can cool down with ice cream on those warmer days. Unfortunately there is not much left of the castle itself, however this place is still a great viewpoint and it has a good atmosphere.
  • A lovely place to walk around and explore the ruins of an old castle. Unfortunately the bridge to the top was shut off as it was unsafe. There's a lovely view of Putney's lake.
  • Great castle ruins to explore. Unfortunately the viewing platforms of the castle were closed due to unsafe structures, and so it needs a little bit of TLC to get fully open again.
  • Great views as far as Emley Moor. Interesting history. Free!