Dungeon Tours
Dungeon Tours

Dungeon Tours

Coronavirus Information

All Wakefield Council museums and castles are currently closed until further notice.

Pontefract Castle visitor centre and grounds will be closed to the public from Saturday 21 March, until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract Castle at the earliest safe opportunity.

For further information please visit http://bit.ly/CoronaWFD

Dungeon Tours

Be brave! Descend underground to our deep, dark dungeon on one of our dungeon tours.

Soak in the atmosphere of this eerie subterranean space, discover the history of the dungeon and see where Civil War prisoners left to languish scratched their names into the rock. 

Tours run most Fridays and every Saturday and Sunday at 1.15pm and last around 40 minutes. Please note that places are limited to 20 people per tour and Friday tours may not be available due to school bookings. Additional tours will be available during school holiday periods and on event days. Tickets available from our visitor centre shop. Adults £3.00. Child (5-16 years) £1.50

If you are making a special trip, please contact us in advance to confirm the tour is running that day. For group tours, please see the Groups section of the website.

Useful to know

The tour involves going underground via steep steps with low light levels and damp conditions. Sensible footwear is strongly recommended.

Fancy being a tour guide?

Pontefract Castle needs you!

There are a range of exciting volunteering and placement opportunities here at the castle, and all across the Wakefield district, with Wakefield Museums and Castles. As a volunteer you’ll be helping to making our places and spaces fun and friendly sites to explore.

It's not just dungeon tours - there are so many different things to do within volunteering. Each role offers flexible hours, and we provide full training and support.

Take a look at the opportunites available here.