Pontefract Castle Visitor Centre
Pontefract Castle Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre

Welcome to our Visitor Centre - Open daily 11am - 3pm

Our friendly team are on hand to welcome you and share their knowledge of Pontefract 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.

The Castle Gift Shop offers a range of ice creams, souvenirs, gift ideas and children’s toys that are perfect for pocket money budgets. For visitors exploring the castle’s rich history, an official illustrated Pontefract Castle Guide Book is available to purchase for £4.50. The visitor centre opens at 11am daily.

Tickets for our Dungeon Tours are available from the Visitor Centre. The tours take place at 1.15pm on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and last around 40 minutes. (£3.00 Adults / £1.50 Children). Additional tours are available on Wednesdays during school holidays and on event days.

A selection of hot and cold drinks is available from the castle gift shop, including freshly brewed coffee and delicious hot chocolate, perfect for a visit to the castle on a crisp Winter's day.

Our visitor centre is fully accessible to those with walking difficulties or wheelchair users and offers free Wi-Fi throughout, so don’t forget to review us on Trip Advisor, Facebook or tweet your photos to @PonteCastle.

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The Gift Shop

History of Pontefract Castle Displays

Museum Displays at Pontefract Castle

Activity Zone

Activity Zone at Pontefract Castle