Pontefract Castle

Welcome to Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle is currently undergoing a major conservation project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Although the castle and shop are still open to visitors, unfortunately some areas of the site will be closed during this time.

Later this year we will be able to offer you a modern visitor centre, exhibition space and café as well as an entertaining programme of family events and workshops.

Outdoors we are working towards conservation of the ruins and the opening up of parts of the castle that have not been seen for decades, by developing a number of accessible trails and viewing areas.

And since you have found our new website, don't forget to sign up to our e-newsletter to be the first to hear about our events and activities.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family so drop in and visit us today.


Events 2017

Our events timetable for 2017 is now live.  We have something for all the family and events throughout the year, from St George and the Dragon to our famous Proms in the Castle.  Find out more here.

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