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Sandal Castle

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Address: Manygates Lane (Off the A61) | Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS, England
Phone Number: +44 1924 249779
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A classic piece of history

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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 nice day. They were really impressed and thought it was an awesome trip. We were a little disappointed to see that the bridge... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 place to go and spend an hour with the Kids but not much longer than that I would say.

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2 Thank Christopher W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

If it is a nice day then this is an inspirational place to take a walk. Sadly the cost of staffing the Welcome Centre, coupled with cut-backs on budgets at the council, has resulted in the facility being closed. There are also repairs needed to the walkways from the main path around the castle, over the moat to the central... More 

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2 Thank hancouk
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Have visited here many times, good place to walk but I must say it is very run down and neglected. Grass and paths over grown in places. It is a very historic place in Wakefield and its a shame to not see it looked after in the manor it deserves. A visiters center is available .

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1 Thank loubill16
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Sandal Castle was the site of the Battle of Wakefield where the "Grand Old Duke" marched his men up and down the hill in 1460. In recent time the ruins have been excavated and restored: bridges and a viewing platform enable visitors to reach the top with its fine views. Alas, its custodians, Wakefield Council have closed the visitor centre,... More 

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2 Thank Whomsoever
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Quite a nice walk from Pugneys lake to Sandal. Quite interesting when you get there. Would recommend you visit at least once

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Thank Ron M
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Sandal Castle is another victim of Wakefield City Council's cuts, and rather than repair supposedly dangerous elements of the castle and grounds, they just block them off. At the moment, the castle itself is inaccessible, and I am yet to see the visitor centre open, despite loving opposite it for over a year. At the moment, Sandal Castle is nothing... More 

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Thank Jon G
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I live very close and often come to walk round the castle. There's not much of a castle left but it's interesting to read about the history and the views of Pugneys and the surrounding area are lovely. You can take a route directly to Pugneys too if you fancy a longer walk. Unfortunately they've blocked off the middle bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Plenty of parking space a must visit for anybody interested in THE WARS OF THE ROSES . Also visit Towton Battlefield

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

As I live approximately 15 minutes away from the castle I visit 3 or 4 times a week to walk my dog so I have seen the castle through all seasons/weather/conservation works. Magical place for young children to play knights ect. Took my grandchildren many times during past summers taking picnics and playing hide and seek. At this time you... More 

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