Sandal Castle and Visitors Centre

Sandal Castle and Visitors Centre
Manygates Lane
West Yorkshire


Sandal Castle Information

Visitor Information

Collections Information



Castle Site/Enquiries

01924 249 779

School Bookings

01924 302 700

General Enquiries

01977 722 740

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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

Castle Site: Everyday from dawn to dusk
Visitors Centre: Wed - Sun 11.00-15.00

There is free limited parking on site. The car park is open 09.30–19.30 in summer and till dusk in winter. Please check signs on the car park gates for further details.

Coaches are requested to drop off and park at nearby Pugney's Country Park. (To contact Pugney’s Country Park please phone 01924 302 360).

The Visitors Centre is closed every Monday and Tuesday.

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