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Sandal Castle

Manygates Ln, Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS, UK

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About Sandal 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.

Attractions near Sandal Castle

Pugneys Country Park1.34km from Sandal 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.

The Hepworth Wakefield1.92km from Sandal 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.

Wakefield Cathedral2.73km from Sandal 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 .

Anglers Country Park4.68km from Sandal 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.

Nostell Priory and Parkland6.67km from Sandal 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.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park7.19km from Sandal Castle

500-acre open-air gallery showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The park's collection of works by Moore is one of the largest open-air displays of his bronzes in Europe.

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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.