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Unfortunately access to the top of the mound was blocked off because of work on the bridge to it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rochester, United Kingdom
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Great to take a walk and meet with real life history in solid stone and mortar, sobering to think... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Manygates Lane | Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS, England
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All reviews information boards pugneys country park interesting history views are lovely free parking opening times worth a visit longer walk car park lovely walk sunny day lovely place to visit sandwiches ruins duke battle moat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately access to the top of the mound was blocked off because of work on the bridge to it. However, the views from the path round it were really good and on a clear day would enable you to see for miles. The pathways were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to take a walk and meet with real life history in solid stone and mortar, sobering to think that this structure was once made to withstand the sudden fierce assault of cannon and shot but it is Father Time which has been the castle's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maggiep1965
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Not a huge amount left above ground, despite best efforts of the archaeologists in the 1960s/70s. The steps up to the top of the castle mound have been closed throughout 2018, although the council do say that they will be reopening it eventually after repairs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rob J
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Came here recently with my mother in law who is wheelchair dependent, my husband and step son. It’s lovely to walk around with plenty of outdoor seating, the walk is reasonable with a wheelchair it’s just when it goes on an incline that it can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrena87
Reviewed 1 September 2018

After a brisk walk around the castle a few times {Three times around = One mile) and a look at the stunning views, and on a very clear day you can see Derbyshire, The cafe is a good place for a coffee and a meal,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ronwal1955
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Myself and my family visited well aware of the closures, but this did not stop us from exploring the castle. We climbed around the moat and up to the ruins- quite steeps but some fab views if you can make it up there. The cafe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lauraemelia
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Found this quite by accident. I have been going to Pugneys for years but never walked up to the castle until today. From now on I will be starting at the castle as the cafe there is superb and makes a great finish (or mid...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank neilh524
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Having not been for a while decided to take the dog for an early evening walk. Such a shame the castle it’s self has been blocked off and was told it had been like that for quite a while. However as per normal for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DenJayne
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Used to visit sandal castle when I was young and always loved it although a lot of it isn't as accessible as before due to health and safety it's still a great local place to visit with the kids

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jess242018
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Slightly sad to say that this last visit featured a drive up to the car park and a casual stroll; unlike the good old days of grinding up the hill from Pugneys on a Thursday night run but that's life. Actually really good to spend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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14 March 2018|
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Response from GufferWakefield | Reviewed this property |
It’s 1000metres from top end of Pugneys. 1500 metres from the cafe at Pugneys which is not worth going to!!!!sorry as just seen this. I’m not very techy!🙂
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.