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Dog friendly

After a brisk walk around the castle a few times {Three times around = One mile) and a look at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Fun to Climb

Myself and my family visited well aware of the closures, but this did not stop us from exploring... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura K
England, United Kingdom
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Manygates Lane | Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS, England
+44 1924 249779
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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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

1  Thank Mike L
Reviewed 2 August 2018

To me, Sandal Castle isn't an attraction; it's my childhood playground. I was raised just round the corner from Sandal Castle. We spent many a fun hour up there. At that time (in the 1980s) there wasn't even a proper car park, never mind a...More

3  Thank Messyplay
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Lovely place full of history and beautiful views across wakefield... wonderful location for a lazy summer picnic.

1  Thank Stefan M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Since the Flood of last year Wakefield City Council have not made the repairs that are needed for people to fully enjoy this site, Such a shame as the views from the top are a wonderful panoramic view of the area, no unavailable as bridges...More

Thank Paganman84
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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.