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Visitor Information

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

11.00am - 3.00pm

Includes, cafe, gift shop, museum displays and activity zone.

Dungeon tours:

New Dungeon tours coming soon.

We are located on the edge of Pontefract, just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre.

Public transport

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.

Car park

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.

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.