Pontefract Castle & Visitors Centre
Pontefract Castle Information
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Remains of medieval Royal Castle, which was one of the most important fortresses in Britain. The Visitors Centre has an education room which includes displays on the Castle's history and a shop with gifts and refreshments. In the Magazine visitors can see where prisoners were kept during the Civil War in the seventeenth century and the graffiti they left behind.
Castle or defences
The opening hours change when British Summer Time begins and ends.
Summer Opening Hours
A Magazine Tour is available at 15:30 Wed-Sun.
Winter Opening Hours
A Magazine Tour is available at 15:00 Wed-Sun.
For Magazine Tours large groups and school groups should telephone at least 24 hours in advance.
The Visitors Centre is open Wed-Sun 11.00-15.00 (by request only Mon & Tues).
Castle: Admission free
Magazine tours: Adults £2.00
Please telephone the School Bookings line for all educational visits and enquiries.
Archaeology, Architecture, Industry, Social History, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War