Visitor Centre
Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre

Reopening Information

Pontefract Castle is Covid-19 Secure and welcomes back visitors. The Castle and Visitor Centre are opening on reduced hours and for reopening information please click here. Please note, our Activity Zone remains closed.

To ensure that the environment remains safe and enjoyable for everyone, please follow all signs.

Visitor Centre

Welcome to our light and airy Visitor Centre!

Once the blacksmith's workshop, this beautiful building is now your one-stop-shop for information and activities to enhance your visit to the castle.

Want to know more about the castle? You're in the right place! Our History of Pontefract Castle displays help you discover some of the fascinating stories about past residences of this once-mighty fortress.

Our friendly team are on hand to welcome you and share their knowledge of both the castle and the local area. Ask one of the team for details of what's on at the castle and a visitor map for nearby Pontefract town centre.

Need some sustenance as you explore the castle? Head to The Liquorice Café who serve a range of hot and cold refreshments to make the most of your visit. The cafe is now running both sit-in and takeaway service.

Our visitor centre is fully accessible to those with walking difficulties or visitors in wheelchairs. We offer free Wi-Fi throughout - so don’t forget to review us on Trip Advisor, Facebook or tweet your photos to @PonteCastle!

The Visitor Centre and Cafe are now open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-3pm.

Toilets are open Monday to Sunday 10am-3pm.

Please note that the toilets will close at times during the day to enable additional cleaning to take place.



The Liquorice Café

Visitor Centre