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image for Workshop/Course item typeDig Experience at Pontefract Castle

Workshop/Course, from 26 Oct 2019, free entry

Dig Experience

Dig Experience

Address

Castle Chain,
Pontefract,
West Yorkshire,
WF8 1QH

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Details

Archaeologists are coming to dig at Pontefract Castle and you can join the dig team!

Always wanted to try archaeology? We’re on a mission to find the castle’s old gatehouse, and unearth the secrets of Pontefract’s past. Book your Dig Experience now to join the dig team!

Our friendly team of archaeologists from DigVentures will show you how to excavate, identify different archaeological layers, and spot important archaeological features in the ground.

You’ll get to try a bit of digging, and learn what to do when you make a discovery. By the end, you’ll have got a proper taste of archaeology, while actually helping to unearth the town’s medieval history… what could be more exciting than that?!!

This is a free event, but booking is essential.

Recommended for adults and 12+ year old children.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct 2019 10:00 to 13:00 14:00 to 17:00
Fri 1 - Sun 3 Nov 2019 10:00 to 13:00 14:00 to 17:00

Prices

Free entry

Booking essential.
http://bit.ly/2K7NLB8

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Directions

Plan route to Pontefract Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SE 460222  Lat: 53.69421 Long: -1.30481

By Road:
M62 jct32
Continue onto Park Road (A639)
Turn left onto Southgate (A645)

For car parking:
Turn left onto North Baileygate. Car park located off Beech Hill. WF8 2JF

Disabled car-parking spaces are available at the Castle gates (approach via Spink Lane or Micklegate).

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Monkhill/Baghill Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station

Walk from Pontefract town centre via Horsefair, Micklegate and Castle Chain.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Pontefract, Monkhill station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access