Group visits

Itinerary Planning

Visiting Pontefract

Information for groups

We enjoy and welcome group visits from groups across the UK, from trips organised by clubs and societies to large coach groups visiting Yorkshire as part of a wider itinerary.

Help us to help your group get the most out of a visit to Pontefract Castle by letting us know of your visit in advance.



Subject to availability, we can provide on request:

  • Meet and greet with one of the castle team
  • A reserved seating area in the café with special menu offers.
  • Guided tours of the castle ruins by an member of the team (fee applies)
  • Informative talks on a wide range of heritage subjects (fee applies)
  • A range of informal learning activities or crafts – short workshops (fee applies)
  • Refreshment and food vouchers for coach drivers for our cafe

The castle has a new coach turning head, close to the main car park.  During quieter times, you can drop off and park in this area.

During busy periods, such as our major events, you can drop off and use nearby on street parking or proceed to parking at Pontefract Park (1 Mile).