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Pontefract Castle

The Lodge Castle Chain, Pontefract WF8 1QH, UK

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About Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle is a place of family-friendly adventure, with wide-open spaces to play and fascinating ruins to investigate. The castle, originally built in the late eleventh century by Ilbert de Lacy, was inherited by Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, in 1311 on the death of his father-in-law Henry Lacy. It was one of the main attractions in this area and also you can spend a nice time there.



Attractions near Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Racecourse1.72km from Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England. The track is left-handed undulating course with a sharp bend into the home straight. Horses drawn low (i.e. on the inside of the track) usually have the advantage. The final 3 furlongs of the track are uphill, making it quite testing.

Xscape Yorkshire3km from Pontefract Castle

Xscape is the ultimate family day out destination with a variety of fun-fuelled activities, places to eat and outdoor sporting brands to shop. From urban climbing, laser tag and adventure golf to skiing, sledging and riding the skycoaster, Xscape is bursting with all your favourite pastimes as well as something a little more adventurous. Guaranteed non-stop fun for everyone.

RSPB Fairburn Ings5.55km from Pontefract Castle

Fairburn Ings is an exciting site for family activities and serious wildlife watching. Over the last 60 years it has transitioned from coal face to wild place; an ex-industrial site rich in heritage and an important site for breeding and wintering wildfowl.

Diggerland Yorkshire5.78km from Pontefract Castle

Diggerland is The Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery. It is the perfect destination for action, fun and thrill packed family days out.

Nostell Priory and Parkland7.35km from Pontefract Castle

Nostell Priory is a mansion in the village of Nostell in Crofton near Wakefield in the English administrative unit of West Yorkshire. The house was built in 1733 in the Palladian style for the Winn family on the site of a former medieval priory. The manor and its contents were given to the National Trust in 1953 by the property trustees and Rowland Winn. It was one of the unique locations in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists.

RSPB St Aidan's8.86km from Pontefract Castle

St Aidan's is a natural park of 400 hectares located between Leeds and Castleford in West Yorkshire, England. The land was previously an open-pit coal mining area that was flooded in 1988 after the riverbank collapsed.  The nature park was opened to the public in May 2013 under the care of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Where is Pontefract Castle

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West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. Remnants of strong coal, wool and iron ore industries remain in the county, having attracted people over the centuries.