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Sandal Castle

Manygates Lane (Off the A61) | Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS, England
+44 1924 249779
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History on the doorstep

Although there's not a lot left of the castle the information board's fill in the gaps and inform... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ned N
Beautiful views

Lovely hidden gem in the middle of nowhere. Would highly recommend for a nice walk or a picnic. Car... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vik2rija
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Klaipeda, Klaipedos Apskritis, Lithuania
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Manygates Lane (Off the A61) | Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS, England
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+44 1924 249779
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there's not a lot left of the castle the information board's fill in the gaps and inform of the grandeur and importance of this castle in history.

Thank Ned N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hidden gem in the middle of nowhere. Would highly recommend for a nice walk or a picnic. Car park closes at 3.30 x

Thank Vik2rija
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not sure what to expect. Arrived at 4:30 to see sign say car park closed at 3:30, however gates were open. Had a quick look at what was a very limited ruin. Pictures indicated it had been quite a substantial castle until Civil wars. Probably...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Not a great deal to see at the castle. Once upon a time it had a visitor centre and little shop ect but that's all closed now, along with the ruins. They is a foot bridge over to what was the centre of the castle...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 28 May 2017

it had some breathtaking views from the hill, it's free, but the bridge to get over the non watered moat was blocked due to safety concerns, so yoy had to climb down the embankment and then up the other side it was very steap and...More

Thank Simonr K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Heading back home after a day out and we had a bit of time to kill so we stopped off. Some of the castle if fenced off but the views of Wakefield and surrounding area are great. Plenty of information about the site and history...More

Thank J0HNc57
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A year or two back the castle (or ruins tbh) had all it needed, free parking, a small shop and visitor centre, odd snacks drinks and ice creams and a toilet, combine that with a modern staircase to get you to the top for stunning...More

Thank wazza99
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The castle ruins are great but the bridge and stairs up to the tower are blocked off for safety reason which has a wonderful view now not accessible. The only other way up is scaling the hill and it is steep and dangerous. The shop...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Lovely views so worth a visit. Ruins were closed off due to maintenance issues but not much left of the castle to view

Thank fangchewy
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Hemingbrough-al
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Angelina R
6 November 2016|
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Response from idownes | Property representative |
Admission is free, but the bridge leading to the central area is closed until repairs can be carried out. In the mean time there are still great views over the city.
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