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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle
Castle Chain, Pontefract, England
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Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Pontefract
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Standish
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We travelled from Lancashire to see the Castle and were certainly not disappointed.Of course it is in ruins but what do you expect considering the history.The grounds are superbly maintained and the staff were extremely helpful and very knowledgeable.
Frankly I was amazed how beautiful the area is.
A great morning out.

Visited June 2013
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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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“Well I never knew it was there!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Visited Pontefract castle last Bank Hloiday Monday, has passed the signs a few times but my other half said 'oh it's just a stump sticking up'
How wrong can you be, stuck for somewhere to go he relented and said ok lets go to Pontefract Castle.
Was a bit deceiving at first as a small car park slightly rough - but FREE!!.
Up a slight incline and into the entrance- looked for where to pay but no also Free, was amazing quite a lot of the castle remains and made for an enjoyable hour or so.
Checked out the visitor centre and left a donation, would go again as plenty to see and a large grassed area with picnic tables.
They also do tours of the underground magazine and cellars so something to return for in the future.
All in all a very enjoyable visit

Visited May 2013
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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“scary nights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

went on a ghost walk excellent not to be missed.very professional performance by actors.very interesting enjoyed storys

Visited October 2012
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west yorkshire
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

It must have been magnificent in it,s day but sadly not anymore. Alas not anymore but it, worth visiting,a nice walk round reading about each part that is still standing.The TOUR is £2.20 and £1.05 (kids) but is ONLY the dungeon but that is well worth a visit,shame they don,t do a tour of the remain,s but like i say you can read about yourself.A nice little shop with plenty to buy and get a drink with helpful friendly staff. There is also a nice room with stuff to do for the kid,s and plenty of good historic book,s to read.A must if you like castle,s/history. It,s also free apart from tour but that isn,t exspensive.

Visited April 2013
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“Pontefract Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

There is not much of the castle left, but still a pleasant visit, with plenty of history. The grounds are well maintained and plenty of information.

Visited February 2013
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