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Sandal Castle, Wakefield

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TripAdvisor
  • Lovely short walk with some stunning views over Wakefield (not something I thought I'd ever say!) Good quality footpaths suitable for children and the elderly  more »
  • The castle ruin is surrounded by a gravel walkway which is loved by dog walkers, runners and sightseers alike. There is a memorial bench where you can take a seat. From there you can look out to Emley...  more »
  • The views are great but it was disappointing to see much of the walkway blocked off due to needing maintenance. It was well signed in terms of info boards and clearly is a site of historical significa...  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!