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Pontefract Castle

Castle Chain, Pontefract, England
+44 1924 307825
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Castle prom night

We went to pontefract castle for night at the proms . The orchestra was billiiant. The atmosphere... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Nice attraction and its free so all the better. Facilities are no great but are being... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Castle Chain, Pontefract, England
+44 1924 307825
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to pontefract castle for night at the proms . The orchestra was billiiant. The atmosphere was electric.. and a great time was had by all...

Thank 81margaret
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Nice attraction and its free so all the better. Facilities are no great but are being improved. Lovely place for a picnic.

Thank MadamPC
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Though most of the castle was knocked down centuries ago you can still get a really good feel from this old building. The interpretation boards give you good quality information and help you create a picture of what the place must have been like. The...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Wow, what an unexpected pleasure visiting this historic castle. We went on the guided tour which was very affordable and recommended and went underground. The current improvements will certainly be of spectacular benefit once they have been complete which won't be long. Fascinating and impressive.

Thank David_Gray_TV
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not a castle type of gal but I wanted to take the children somewhere I would never usually go. I lived in Pontefract for a long time yet never visited the castle. It was a really interesting time. Visit the little shop, really read...More

Thank janehand
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

straight up the actual castle walls are secured building areas but the central field is still open large and very flat so great for a gentle stroll or the kids to have a good run around like we did today there are also picnic tables...More

Thank laylanmummyluvdisney
Reviewed 16 February 2017

When we visited the place was a building site and the builders had gone bankrupt we were told. There is effectively no place inside open as such and any view is obstructed by fencing. That's not the fault of the heritage people its just a...More

2  Thank kandaharG28
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Pontefract castle was the most reveared castle in the country. Many royals visited it and some died in it. King Richard the 2nd was the most famous. Some historians say he was murdered but it was believed he was starved to death in one of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Although much of the castle is undergoing restoration the cellar tour is definitely worth a trip. Staff were passionate and knowledgeable and told some brilliant stories about the castles history. There are cellar tours everyday at 3pm. You can see graffiti from the civil war...More

1  Thank RoseStano
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nothing happening - company doing work has apparently gone bust so there is nothing to see and no timetable for recommencement

Thank IanGoodwin
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28 May 2017|
Response from laylanmummyluvdisney | Reviewed this property |
entrance to the castle is free the magazine/dungeon tour is about £3 an adult
Susan C
When is it open, I can't seem to find the opening times or admission prices? Thanks, Susan.
23 March 2016|
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Response from idownes | Property representative |
Hi, 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am - 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday. Free Admission.