Group visits to Pontefract Castle

Information for groups

It's an exciting time to visit Pontefract Castle, from late Spring 2018 we launch a new season of events and activities celebrating the completion of a £3.5million conservation project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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

Entrance to the castle is free, so why not complement your visit with one of our pre-bookable group talks, tours or creative workshops. We have something to offer all types of interest from tours of the dungeon to hands on creative crafts. For further details click on the link on the right.

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. We still have the builders in so please bear with us while our final conservation works are completed. Group bookings are available from May 2018.

 Subject to availability, we can provide on request:

 Coach drop off and pick up point

  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • General entrance to the castle is FREE
  • Pre-bookable talks, tours and workshops
  • Complimentary refreshment voucher for coach drivers
  • Pre-bookable refreshments in the Liquorice Cafe

  Bookings are available from May 2018.

If you would like to add something special to your planned visit, prebook some delicious refreshments or a delectable afternoon tea in the Liquorice Café. Click here for details. 

Workshops, Talks & Tours

Chocolate Workshop at Pontefract Castle
Download a full list of pre-bookable Adult Workshop, Talks and Tours.
Download a Group Enquiry form here, for further information please email: Castleslearning@wakefield.gov.uk or sign up to our eNewsletter.

Liquorice Café

Castle Events

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