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Sandal Castle

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Address: Manygates Lane (Off the A61) | Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS, England
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+44 1924 249779
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 neighbourhood before arriving at the castle area. There weren't much to see, but the view is really scenic and there were green... More 

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Kirkby in Furness, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 invaders or attackers and also being at the top of the hill, large enough and high enough to defend it from attackers. Unfortunately there is not... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 but mostly it is safe and there's plenty of space to run around. The castle itself is ruined but the top provides spectacular views over... More 

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Thank farthingstorey
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80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

took my dog he was off lead he got stuck up this liitle tower bit as it was steap god kows how he got up but i had to carry him down was so fuhny

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Thank martin sutcliffe
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Walked up from Pugneys on a frosty morning. From the lake, the castle looks lovely. We were very disappointed when we got to the castle as currently you can only walk around the edge of the site. Apparently the bridge is awaiting repair (and this, of course, requires funding!) Ah well - at least it was a clear day and... More 

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Thank Gerberas12
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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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Thank Sammi K
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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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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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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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