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Sandal Castle, Wakefield

(3.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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  • The location is a bit further from the city centre, I took the bus and the driver was kind enough to remind me where my stop is. From where the bus stops, its about 10-15minute walk around a neighbour...  more »
  • Found this place by accident and it was worth a visit to get an appreciation of our medieval history. This was then a prime military location commanding views of the countryside around for the invader...  more »
  • Best thing about this is that it is free! However, older children may become bored particularly if they adhere to the no climbing policy! Younger children need to be supervised as there are some drops...  more »
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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!