Once hailed as the Key to the North, this historically important fortress has seen many changes over the centuries and has some captivating stories to tell. From battles and sieges, starvation and destruction to royal infidelity and the cultivation of liquorice, you’ll be surprised at what these walls have seen!
Tread in the footsteps of Kings and Queens and explore the historic ruins of the Castle. Come and play in the wide open space, experience the darkness of the dungeon and don’t forget to pop into the visitor centre, gift shop and café.
Almost at the end of a major conservation project to preserve the castle for the future, some fascinating discoveries have been made along the way and we look forward to sharing them with you.
Entrance to the Castle is FREE and open throughout the year. There is an exciting range of events, activities and workshops to entertain you and your family.
Pontefract Castle, Castle Garth, Pontefract WF8 1QH Tel: 01977 723440 www.pontefractcastle.co.uk