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Pontefract Castle

Castle Chain, Pontefract, England
+44 1924 307825
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Lantern parade from the Castle Brilliant !!!

There must have been thousands of people who attended this event. It was a calm, dry warm night for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
johnbarrett07
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Snaith, United Kingdom
Liquorice Cafe at the Castle

Five of us went to celebrate a 92nd birthday. It was the first time the Café had provided an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sylvia C
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Castle Chain, Pontefract, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us went to celebrate a 92nd birthday. It was the first time the Café had provided an afternoon tea and what an excellent job they made of it.

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This once awesome castle, steeped in history is completely inaccessible to visitors due to the extensive restoration work. Even the information panels were outside of the security fencing. This is not explained on their website. To compound our completely wasted journey, we endured a tour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from Pontefract I’ve known the castle in it’s neglected state. Yes, there are restoration works going on but at least we know something is being done! The visitors centre is great, the dungeon tour was excellent and the cafe is brilliant. The staff in...More

1  Thank CJh88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think it is unfortunate that there is no current indication anywhere online that this potentially excellent castle ruins is inaccessible to anyone due to ongoing restoration work, had we known this we would not have bothered visiting today,the cafe and limited visitor centre were...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The sun was shining & decided to take some relatives to the castle after googling the history ~ Its certainly a work in progress and with a 3.4 million pound budget ~ We had a great few hours there they have lots of projects you...More

Thank Celia B
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Unfortunately when we visited there was a lot of scaffolding up so we couldn't get to a lot of it but it is an interesting place, has a nice visitor centre with excellent little café, informative exhibition, will revisit when scaffolding down

Thank Ravenshead
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I visited here this week with my boys. It's a good place to have a nice walk around the ruins. A good grassed area in the middle with picnic tables on. The cafe is lovely and has a great range of cakes, sandwiches, hot food....More

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

When fully open to the public I am sure this will be a very interesting historic attraction. However it is undergoing major renovation and despite the website claimed there was still ample opportunity to explore the ruin. This is not true. Aside from an open...More

2  Thank EugeneMac_84
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Arrived to find every section of the castle fenced off due to restoration work. The only thing opened was the cafe that we decided not to go in so couldn't possibly comment on that. There was a dumper truck and another smaller vehicle been driven...More

Thank tiles83
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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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Response from Laura W |
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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paultonge67
28 May 2017|
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Response from laylanmummyluvdisney | Reviewed this property |
entrance to the castle is free the magazine/dungeon tour is about £3 an adult
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