Group Visits
Group Visits

Group visits to Pontefract Castle

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.

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Pontefract Castle is the perfect place for a group visit. From historic re-enactments of the castle under siege, to a beautiful evening of classical music at the Proms, to exclusive tours, talks and workshops, there's plenty to interest everyone! We welcome group visits of any size, 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? There's a huge range available, from fascinating historical talks to eerie tours of our dungeons, to chocolate making workshops! For further details, click on the brochure link on the right.

Interested? Download a group enquiry form from the link to the right, or for more information, email: or sign up to our eNewsletter.

Benefits for Groups:

  • Entrance to the castle is free
  • We provide meet-and-greet on arrival
  • We have a wide range of pre-bookable talks, tours and workshops
  • A familiarisation visit for the group organiser is available on request
  • A coach turning point is available on request
  • Pontefract's historic marketplace is only a 5-10 minute walk from the castle

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.

Download our Adult Group Workshops, Talks & Tours Brochure

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Download our Enquiry Form

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