Group visits to Pontefract Castle

Information for groups

It's an exciting time to visit Pontefract Castle, from Spring 2019 we launch our new season of events and activities celebrating the completion of a £3.5million conservation project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. From historic re-enactments of Pontefract Castle under siege to entertaining outdoor cinema as part of Pontefract Liquorice Festival to a beautiful evening of classical music at the Proms.

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 dark and eerie 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 have the builders in at them moment, so please bear with us while our final conservation works are completed. Group bookings are available from May 2019.

 Benefits for Groups:

  • General entrance to the castle is FREE
  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Pre-bookable talks, tours and workshops
  • Familiarisation visit for group organiser available on request
  • Pontefract's historic marketplace, only a 5-10 minute walk from the Castle

For group enquiries please contact 01924 302700 or to make a booking, please complete the Group Enquiry form and email to castleslearning@wakefield.gov.uk

Workshops, Talks & Tours

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

Dungeon Tours

Dungeon Tour

Castle Events

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