Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire.
Enquiries 01977 723440
School visits 01924 302700
Pontefract Castle grounds are open
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Weekends 9.30am – 4.30pm
Visitor Centre open 7 days a week
11am – 3pm
Includes gift shop, museum displays, toilets and activity zone.
Cafe open 7 days a week
Monday to Friday 10.30am – 3pm
Weekends 10am – 3pm
Available Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1.15pm. Tickets available from the visitor centre. Additional tours run on Wednesdays during Wakefield school holidays.
We are located on the edge of Pontefract, just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre.
Pontefract Bus Station, Baghill Railway Station and Monkhill Railway Station are less than half a mile from the castle. Tanshelf Railway Station is approximately one mile away.
Our car park is free and is located directly behind the castle. Follow the brown tourism parking signs for the castle or use WF8 2JF in your sat nav. Please note if the car park is busy there are a number of public car parks within walking distance of the castle. Click here for details: Car Parks in Pontefract
Disabled parking and drop off
Our car drop off point and two disabled parking bays are accessed via a different route on Castle Chain, located at the front of the castle. Please use WF8 1QH in your sat nav.
Please note that this route is a dead end with no turning space for coaches.
Dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a lead at all times.
Smoking and E-cigarettes
Pontefract Castle is a non-smoking site.