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Guided Tour, Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019, free entry

Dungeon Tours

Dungeon Tours


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,

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As part of Heritage Open Days, explore Pontefract Castle's dungeon for free.

Descend underground to our deep, dark dungeon on one of our dungeon tours. Soak in the atmosphere of this eerie subterranean space, discover the history of the dungeon and see where Civil War prisoners left to languish scratched their names into the rock.

Please note that the tour involves going underground via steep steps with low light levels and damp conditions. Sensible footwear is strongly recommended.

FREE tours of the castle dungeons at 11am, 1:15pm and 2pm. Places limited to 20 people per tour and tickets are subject to availability on the day. Tickets available from the gift shop.

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 welcome

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Dates Times
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019 11:00 to 15:00


Free entry

Also see


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


  • 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