Information for disabled and less able visitors

A Walk Through The Castle

Group Visitors


Visitor Centre and Cafe


Making The Most Of Your Visit

We understand that each disabled visitor to the castle will have different needs and aim to provide you with clear and up to date information to help you plan your visit.

Pontefract Castle is a scheduled ancient monument; this listing can sometimes mean that a site may not be fully accessible to all as alterations to improve access cannot be made without disturbing archaeology. The good news is recent improvements to Pontefract Castle mean much more of the site is available to enjoy for less able visitors, including those who want to explore using a wheelchair or walking aid.

More information

  • There are two disabled parking bays at the main entraince to the castle, accessed via xxxxxxx. This area is also suitable as a drop off point for small vehicles
  • Our main car park is a short walk away from the castle, up a steep incline
  • Access to our visitor centre, exhibition space and café is step free
  • We have disabled toilet facilities
  • There are a number of seats and benches across the site for visitors to use
  • XXX Trail is wheelchair friendly, with handrails for those less steady on their feet
  • Assistance dogs are welcome across the whole site

Our team are proud to be ‘Dementia Friends’. We are a Dementia Friendly site and where ever possible have incorporated features into the visitor facilities to assist and reassure those with dementia conditions.

Tools to help you

To help plan your visit you can watch our Welcome All film on the left.

For more detailed information, please see our Welcome All map here

If you have any concerns or have particular needs, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you before or during your visit.