Dungeon Tours
Dungeon Tours

Dungeon Tours

Dungeon Tours

We are sorry but Dungeon tours are currently not available but we hope to bring them back in mid February.

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 11.15pm and 1.15pm and last around 40 minutes. Please note that places are limited to 10 people per tour and Friday tours may not be available due to school bookings.

Due to the small space, everyone aged 12 and over must wear a face covering, unless medically exempt. Please bring a face covering with you.

Tickets for morning tours are available online (booking fee applies) and afternoon tours from our visitor centre shop.  Adults £3.15. Child (5-16 years) £1.55

To book a morning tour online, please click here

Additional tours may be available during school holiday periods and on event days.

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, small spaces, uneven ground and damp conditions. Sensible footwear is strongly recommended.

The tour is not suitable for very young children (under 5's) and children cannot be carried up or down the steps due to the risk of falling.

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.