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Pontefract Castle

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Such a shame

I have just discovered that the Liquorice Café has had to close down as it was losing money. Such... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sylvia C
Pontefract, United Kingdom
Historical Pontefract Castle

Though not much is left of what was surely once a magnificent structure, the site is still well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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All reviews information boards guided tour worth a visit lovely place for a picnic symphony orchestra renovation work an absolute delight dungeon tour prom night kids run picnic tables nice walk couple of hours few times sandwiches ruins history
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just discovered that the Liquorice Café has had to close down as it was losing money. Such a shame. With all the other attractions that are going on, I would have thought it would have had plenty of customers - especially as the...More

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though not much is left of what was surely once a magnificent structure, the site is still well worth a visit. The fairly recent renovations have resulted in a small visitor centre with a few activities for young children, and a small cafe, which has...More

Thank JDB56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a brilliant visit with our grandchildren, staff in the shop had genuine time for the children, encouraging them to learn the history! Cafe was good too, however the staff were too laid back in their approach, leaving tables dirty and in need of clearing...More

Thank bragalot
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Pontefract Castle as we were staying nearby. The visitor centre and lawned area have been done beautifully and is the perfect place to have a picnic and enjoy the views. There were kids activities on during our visit and the staff were very...More

Thank Jennyeasywith3
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I've lived near pontefract for my entire life and never get bored of going to the castle.It's something I did when I was a child with my parents and I now take my children there for picnics on sunny days. Yes, there's a fair whack...More

Thank A day G
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Can’t believe we’ve never been here before. Pontefract has a little gem!! The lady in the shop ( Linda ? ) really went out of her way to make sure we knew about and could access all the activities on offer. Lots of fabulous children’s...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The staff went the extra mile to make our visit a most enjoyable one. We had a wheelchair, and Jo and staff helped us find the accessible parking as there were ongoing roadworks. The Castle is undergoing renovation, however it’s very much worth a visit...More

Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Took my toddler with my grandparents to Pontefract Castle today. I've been a few times, I've done the dungeon tour which was interesting, and since having my littlr one i find it a lovely place to let her explore and be free. Today was the...More

Thank beaglewonderland
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Both me and my wife had a lovely day at the castle interesting and informative a lovely location in Pontefract. Parking is not great however other car parking is available close by but it is pay and display. It's great for family's both young and...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

If you haven't been for a while its well worth a vist.the new visitors centre is brilliant and the sweetest man(volunteer?)on the till was so knowledgeable.Well done,well worth a look.

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Marie T
21 February 2018|
Response from Marie T |
Is that in the dungeon too
Mary M
16 September 2017|
Response from Laura W |
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
Mary M
16 September 2017|
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