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Pontefract Castle

Castle Chain, Pontefract, England
+44 1977 723440
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Its getting there, some parts of the castle are still being restored, but when that is finished, it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_Dave_xxxxx
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Surrey, United Kingdom
Potential to be great

The castle looks very imposing and there looks to be lots to see and learn about there. A lot of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Flannabells
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York, England, United Kingdom
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Castle Chain, Pontefract, England
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"information boards"
in 10 reviews
"civil war"
in 12 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
in 4 reviews
"lovely place for a picnic"
in 3 reviews
"symphony orchestra"
in 3 reviews
"building site"
in 3 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 6 reviews
"renovation work"
in 4 reviews
"short walk from the town centre"
in 2 reviews
"great couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"prom night"
in 2 reviews
"middle ages"
in 2 reviews
"kids run"
in 2 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 4 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 3 reviews
"nice walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its getting there, some parts of the castle are still being restored, but when that is finished, it will be great. Also this place is free !

Thank _Dave_xxxxx
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle looks very imposing and there looks to be lots to see and learn about there. A lot of restoration work is going on so at the moment not much is accessible, would return once it’s finished to enjoy properly as it looks like...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent ruins , best to go when they are having the teddy bears picnic or an reanacment, then you can see the dungeons , and get a history tour .

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Will definitely return here in a few months when all scaffolding work finished. Enjoyment of the castle is limited by the restrictions it places on the visit at the moment. Enjoyed walking around the green reading the info boards. Had a good conversation with one...More

1  Thank spiddob
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Well I guess history isn't everyone's cup of tea but if it is then this is a great plave. Lot's of money is being spent on it too which is a worthy cause. Good museum a very pleasant tea room. Good parking excellent access.

2  Thank 46SilverFox
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

What is being done will make this a great place to visit in time - just don’t go yet. Every part of the Castle is fenced off with work ongoing. The only part accessible is the green in the middle. The website makes reference to...More

Thank paulpb54
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is a really special setting and the food is OK, the coffee is excellent - but the way you get fed leaves a lot to be desired. The signage is truly awful - there should be a menu or chalkboard visible as you queue....More

Thank davidpN4755LU
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great time there .There's loads to see and do .the kids loved it .There's room for parking there's loads of interest and do .we will be going back .they put loads of events on there .wish it was still standing

Thank luckyman545720
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

It might have said on the website - apart from a bit of tower and a few bits of wall there is nothing visible as the biggest bits of ruins are completely covered in scaffolding, and the bits of wall are fenced off. Extremely limited...More

Thank Claudie213
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

There must have been thousands of people who attended this event. It was a calm, dry warm night for a change. All gathered up at Pontefract Catle where they were able to get lanterns from the Pontrefract "lioness'es" who had organised the event. Face painters...More

1  Thank johnbarrett07
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Marie T
20 February 2018|
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Is that in the dungeon too
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Mary M
15 September 2017|
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Dogs on leads are welcome in the Castle, however at the moment they are not allowed in the activity center, the shop or the cafe. You can however have a coffee and something to eat if you wish outside the cafe in our seating... More
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Mary M
15 September 2017|
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Dogs on leads are welcome at the castle, however they are not permitted in the activity center, shop or cafe at the moment. We do however have a seating area outside the cafe where you are most welcome to come along have a... More
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