Pontefract Castle

Welcome to Pontefract Castle


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

The castle is still open to visitors during this time, come and see history revealed as we make major improvements.

We will soon 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.


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