Pontefract Castle

Welcome to Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle is currently undergoing a major conservation project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to preserve the historic ruins and to open up parts of the castle that have not been seen for decades.

The castle grounds are open to visitors, although some areas are closed whilst conservation works take place. There's still plenty of fun to be had, with an action packed year ahead of exciting events and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

As part of the changes happening at the castle our visitor centre and shop are closed at the moment as we are busy preparing for the opening of our brand new Visitor Centre later this year. In a few weeks time, you will able to explore our new exhibition space, shop and café. Keep checking here for details of opening.

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

Proms in the Castle

Tickets for Proms in the Castle are now on sale.  Click the button above to buy yours!  Or to find out more about our events in 2017 click here.

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