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1.72km 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.
3km 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 Ings
5.55km 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.
5.78km 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 Parkland
7.35km 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's
8.86km 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.
Anglers Country Park
10.97km from Pontefract Castle
Anglers Country Park is a perfect place to explore for nature lovers, walkers, dog walkers, cyclists, picnickers - and not forgetting those little adventurers! Once known as one of the deepest open cast coal mines in the country reaching a depth of 250 feet.
The Hepworth Wakefield
12.5km from Pontefract Castle
The Hepworth Wakefield is a newly built art museum opened in May 2011 in Wakefield , West Yorkshire , England . The building was designed by the English architect David Chipperfield . Construction costs were approximately £ 35 million and were raised through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund , state and municipal grants, the European Regional Development Fund and private donors.
12.76km from Pontefract Castle
The Cathedral Wakefield is the principal church of the Diocese Anglican of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire of 1888 to 2014. Built on the site of an Anglo-Saxon church, it became a cathedral in 1888 at the creation of the Diocese of Wakefield. This diocese was abolished in 2014 and united with Bradford and Ripon to form the Anglican Diocese of Leeds; hence, Wakefield Cathedral became a co-cathedral .
12.92km from Pontefract Castle
Sandal Castle was one of two fortifications built in Wakefield during the twelfth century. It served as the administrative center for the manor and was later rebuilt into a lavish residence. During the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Wakefield was fought nearby. The castle endured a siege during the seventeenth century Civil War and thereafter Parliament ordered its demolition. It was the site of royal intrigue and the setting for a scene in one of William Shakespeare's plays.
13.81km from Pontefract Castle
This is a huge country hall and estate set on the outskirts of Leeds. It comprises an expansive collection of artifacts, furniture, and artworks in a traditional Edwardian country hall. See what life was like in Edwardian times, visit the historic stables and marvel at the carriage displays. The ground-floor rooms are currently open to exploring.
Pugneys Country Park
14.23km from Pontefract Castle
Situated one mile from J39 of the M1, it is a 300-acre park – facilities for sailing, windsurfing, and canoeing. Cycle hire available too. There is also a pirate playground. The area was developed from a former opencast mine and a sand and gravel quarry and was opened to the public in 1985. It is overlooked by Sandal Castle.
14.25km from Pontefract Castle
Temple Newsam is a Tudor - Jacobean-style house in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, with gardens designed by Capability Brown. The estate gives its name to the Temple Newsam neighborhood of Leeds City Council, in which it is located, and lies to the east of the city, just south of Halton Moor, Halton, Whitkirk, and Colton. It is one of nine sites in the Leeds Museums & Galleries group.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
15.91km from Pontefract Castle
Brodsworth Hall was built and the pleasure gardens laid out in the 1860s as an up-to-date new home for the Thellusson family and their servants. It survived with remarkably few changes until taken on by English Heritage in 1990. The gardens have been restored and the faded and worn interiors gently conserved, telling the story of the changing fortunes of the people who lived and worked here.
Monk Bretton Priory
17.96km from Pontefract Castle
Monk Bretton was a Cluniac priory established around 1154 by Adam Fitz Swane as a daughter house of St John's in Pontefract. When the monastery was built, however, the site in the wooded valley of the River Dearne was peaceful and remote. In the course of time the priory took the name of the nearby village of Bretton to be commonly known as Monk Bretton Priory.
18.28km from Pontefract Castle
Leeds Docks is the perfect place to plan your next day out with friends or family, a vibrant, beautiful area with an exciting mix of shopping experiences. Leeds Dock is Leeds’s hottest new shopping destination. Home to an array of urban lifestyle brands, cool bars, and stylish restaurants.
Royal Armouries Museum
18.37km from Pontefract Castle
This is a national museum that displays the National Collection of Arms and Armour, dating from antiquity to the present day. Its collection was previously on display or in storage at the Tower of London where the Royal Armouries still maintains a presence and displays in the White Tower. In addition to the five original galleries which house 5,000 objects in the permanent displays and the more recent Peace Gallery.
18.87km from Pontefract Castle
The Tetley is a contemporary art gallery in the art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery in central Leeds. The owners, Carlsberg-Tetley has ceased ale and beer production at the site in 2011, and most of the buildings on the land were razed and the site given over to a new housing development. The Tetley's opening exhibitions involved a number of artists responding to the history and space of the new building under the general title 'A New Reality'.
Thackray Museum of Medicine
18.89km from Pontefract Castle
The Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds is a museum of the history of healthcare. The museum was founded by the Thackray Medical Research Trust who had established the original collection of medical artifacts from an extensive family archive. houses a collection of over 50,000 objects from medical history which date from Roman times to the present day. The museum also cares for a collection of historical medical trade literature, which can be accessed by visitors in the museum's Library and R
19.27km from Pontefract Castle
The Leeds Kirkgate Market, often known as the Leeds City Market or simply the Kirkgate Markets is a large market hall in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The original markets was the birthplace of Marks & Spencer. The markets opened in 1822 and moved to their current home in 1900. The market hall has been extended several times and also incorporates an outdoor market.
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The Lodge Castle Chain, Pontefract WF8 1QH, UK
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.