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Home of a legendary kids rhyme.

I’ve been many times and on a nice day it great for a walk around and the views are nice. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Worth a visit

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

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Rochester, United Kingdom
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Manygates Lane | Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS, England
+44 1924 249779
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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 2 weeks ago

Over the last 12 months the castle and sorrounding have deteriated into a sorry state car park is all chewed up the visitors centre vandalised A shame to seen this ancient monument in such a state

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mgzr2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Fiance took me to Sandal Castle. It was a great day out. loved the excercise and i loved the reminents of what was left of Sandal Castle. Great History loved reading the signs that are located around the area of the castle and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chrissy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve been many times and on a nice day it great for a walk around and the views are nice. There are informative plaques placed around giving information on battle sites and dates. Due to age, wear and tear, many walks to the remaining fortifications...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mucker308
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to have a walk and see the ruins of the castle, which there is not much left of. Not for us as there’s nothing to see or do.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ukmerge
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

A good place to enjoy a short walk with views. New cafe recently opened, although didn't try on this occasion but will next time. Shame that structural repairs remain outstanding as these restrict being able to stand on highest viewing point, missing out on best...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank janetplant17
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Super visit with my friend who is a history buff, great to see the castle being restored. Unfortunately we could not see the information boards in the cafe as the cafe was very busy; which is good for the cafe (but perhaps this could be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 867marilyng
Reviewed 5 December 2018

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 3 December 2018

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
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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.