Daily Dungeon Tours at Pontefract Castle

Going Underground

Dungeon Tours

Dungeon Tours

Experience our medieval dungeon by joining one of our Dungeon Tours.

Smell the air, and imagine the sounds and echoes of a time gone by, see the Civil War graffiti carved into the dungeon walls by soldiers held prisoner there and discover the other uses it has had over the centuries.

Tours are available Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1.15pm and last around 40 minutes. Additional tours will be available during school holiday periods and on event days. Tickets available from our new visitor centre shop. Adults £3.00. Child (5-16years) £1.50

If you are making a special trip, please contact us in advance to confirm the tour is running that day.

Useful to know

The tour involves descending underground via steep steps with low light levels and damp conditions. Sensible footwear is advisable.

Thanks to the National Lottery Offer

Pontefract Castle will be offering free dungeon tours to National Lottery players on Thursday 14 December, Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December.  We  are one of 350 participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.

Terms and Conditions

  • One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for up to two people (adult or child) to the scheduled dungeon tour only, subject to availability.
  • All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
  • The offer is valid on December 14, 16 or 17 for the tours at 1.15pm only
  • Pontefract Castle has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of the tour reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.
  • Tickets will be given at the till in the Visitor Centre Gift shop when visitors arrive with their National Lottery tickets.



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