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Pontefract Castle

Castle Chain, Pontefract, England
+44 1977 723440
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Lovely afternoon.

Took my toddler with my grandparents to Pontefract Castle today. I've been a few times, I've done... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
beaglewonderland
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Day out

Both me and my wife had a lovely day at the castle interesting and informative a lovely location in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris C
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Castle Chain, Pontefract, England
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"information boards"
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"guided tour"
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"lovely place for a picnic"
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"symphony orchestra"
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"building site"
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"renovation work"
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"an absolute delight"
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"prom night"
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"kids run"
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"picnic tables"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
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"couple of hours"
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"sandwiches"
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"dungeon"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my toddler with my grandparents to Pontefract Castle today. I've been a few times, I've done the dungeon tour which was interesting, and since having my littlr one i find it a lovely place to let her explore and be free. Today was the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Both me and my wife had a lovely day at the castle interesting and informative a lovely location in Pontefract. Parking is not great however other car parking is available close by but it is pay and display. It's great for family's both young and...More

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

If you haven't been for a while its well worth a vist.the new visitors centre is brilliant and the sweetest man(volunteer?)on the till was so knowledgeable.Well done,well worth a look.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

we took grandkids ages from 3 to 13yrs, there was trails to follow, rubbings of leaves & writing's, kicked a soft ball about, we went to the cafe & had some sandwiches then we bought them swords our 11yr old pretended to be the Prince...More

1  Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

I decided to visit the castle for a morning stroll but once I was there realised a lot of it was cordoned off due to renovation works. I found this a little frustrating and went to visit the cafe/shop. The lady at the shop was...More

Thank Louise2902
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Love this place. So hidden and undiscovered. Make sure you go down the dungeons for £2 and then have a bite in the Liquorice cafe.

1  Thank David G
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

lovely sunny Sunday, looks as if, when all areas are accessible, this will be a fabulous day out. We enjoyed the bits we could get to and will definitely be going back. The Liquorice café is worth it alone, the bacon butties and lovely friendly...More

1  Thank Alison H
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We've just returned from an excellent day out at the castles medieval day. The event was well planned to include all ages, lots to see & do. We took a picnic & enjoyed it within the castle grounds, in the glorious sunshine. We will be...More

Thank FoodieFood84
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Its getting there, some parts of the castle are still being restored, but when that is finished, it will be great. Also this place is free !

1  Thank _Dave_xxxxx
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The castle looks very imposing and there looks to be lots to see and learn about there. A lot of restoration work is going on so at the moment not much is accessible, would return once it’s finished to enjoy properly as it looks like...More

1  Thank Flannabells
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Marie T
21 February 2018|
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Is that in the dungeon too
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Mary M
15 September 2017|
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Dogs on leads are welcome in the Castle, however at the moment they are not allowed in the activity center, the shop or the cafe. You can however have a coffee and something to eat if you wish outside the cafe in our seating... More
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Mary M
15 September 2017|
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Dogs on leads are welcome at the castle, however they are not permitted in the activity center, shop or cafe at the moment. We do however have a seating area outside the cafe where you are most welcome to come along have a... More
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