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Sandal Castle

Manygates Lane | Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS, England
+44 1924 249779
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The Cafe Is The Best Thing About The Place.

Used to absolutely love going for a walk around Sandal Castle but yet again they seem to have let... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
L32b
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Stopped for lunch

Noticed the signs and the castle and stopped en route for some food. Beautiful place and marvellous... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Sian A
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Manygates Lane | Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS, England
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"information boards"
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"pugneys country park"
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"interesting history"
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"english heritage"
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"views are lovely"
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"free parking"
in 11 reviews
"piece of history"
in 3 reviews
"longer walk"
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"car park"
in 11 reviews
"plenty of space"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 5 reviews
"lovely walk"
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"ruins"
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"duke"
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"battle"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to absolutely love going for a walk around Sandal Castle but yet again they seem to have let it go to ruin (pardon the pun). You are no longer allowed to walk across the bridge or up to the viewing point as the wooden...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Noticed the signs and the castle and stopped en route for some food. Beautiful place and marvellous cafe and helpful staff. Cafe is dog friendly and we met some great dog-walkers enjoying lunch. Cold and windy outside but a warm welcome from all in the...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Called in here for lunch. This was our second visit and we will call again. Ideal for Sandal Castle obviously but also if you are on your way to or from Newmillerdam. Coffee is excellent, as were our sandwiches and we thought the staff were...More

Thank Mark I
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We went there to walk the dog as a few reviews said it was a nice place to walk with dogs. I suppose if you had a tiny dog that stayed on the lead it would be ok but for walking an excitable German shepherd...More

1  Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

What a brilliant place, loved by dog walkers, joggers, seniors, families and lone strollers! Wonderful views over Wakefield and Pugneys water park. Marvellous Battle of Wakefield history. “The Grand Old Duke of York” originates here. The cafe is excellent as well!

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Visited here after all the TV on the White princess and White Queen, all this history near to us we thought we'd visit and see where the Duke of York fell in the war of the roses. We took the dogs and walked towards the...More

Thank Jason K
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We walk up here quite a lot with the dog. Has fantastic views over Wakefield and Pugneys. A very interesting part of Wakefield

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

It’s only a very short walk on good paths to a cafe that loves dogs. Fab cafe. Lovely scones. Brilliant history on walls about the history of local wars & the history of the castle itself. If you want a longer walk you can walk...More

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I have visited Sandal Castle a few times, but last time I visited, I was a little bit disappointed. This is because the keep was closed. I like standing at the top and looking out at Wakefield, but I was unable to do this. However,...More

Thank Will M
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The last 3 reviews were about the cafe - but on a lovely New Years Day it was shut. There is little left of the castle but what there is I found interesting with good notice boards and free admission and parking. It's on top...More

Thank John B
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dancebabe1984
14 March 2018|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
It’s not far but can be muddy!!!
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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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