Sandal Castle and Visitors Centre

Sandal Castle Arches
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Remains of 13th Century stone castle and the fine motte and bailey. The Visitors Centre has an education room which includes displays on the Castle's history and a shop with gifts and refreshments. An access bridge and steps enable visitors to reach the top of the motte and take in the wonderful views of the lower Calder Valley.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Summer ​
​Wednesday to Sunday ​11am – 4:30pm

Rest of the year ​
​Wednesday to Sunday ​11am – 3pm

Admission charges

Admission Free

Additional info

Please telephone the School Bookings line for all educational visits and enquiries.

Finds from the extensive excavations of the castle.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Social History, Architecture, Archaeology

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Sandal Castle

  • 12 — 13 September 2015

Sir Thomas Lunsford's Regiment of the Civil War Society and the Friends of Sandal Castle present a living history camp.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Sandal Castle and Visitors Centre
Manygates Lane
West Yorkshire


Visitor Information

Collections Information



01924 249779

School Bookings

01924 302 700

General Enquiries

01977 722 740

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