Welcome to Castleford

It’s not all about rugby league and winter sport at Castleford, there’s lots more to explore. Have a wander around the historic market town, stop for a coffee (and maybe a cake?) then discover Castleford’s Roman past at the museum.

Head to the waterfront and visit Queen’s Mill, once thought to have been the largest stone grinding mill in the world with twenty pairs of grinding stones. Explore the fascinating history on special open days throughout the year organised by the Castleford Heritage Trust.

Love to shop? Browse a range of independent boutiques in the centre of town to find those perfect gifts then head to Juntion 32 Outlet Shopping Village to explore over 80 high street favourites. Just across the road you’ll find your next adrenaline rush on the real snow slope at Xscape Yorkshire.

Not forgetting the little ones, they'll love a family day out on real JCB diggers at Diggerland Yorkshire!

Explore this page, full of inspiring ideas and start planning your visit...

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Focus on Nature

Focus on Nature

RSPB Fairburn Ings
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Queen's Mill
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum
Festive Discovery Quiz Trail

Festive Discovery Quiz Trail

RSPB Fairburn Ings
Saturnalia

Saturnalia

Castleford Museum
Deck The Halls

Deck The Halls

Castleford Museum
Festive Fun!

Festive Fun!

Castleford Museum
Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Castleford Museum
Wrap It Up!

Wrap It Up!

Castleford Museum
Santa Supplies

Santa Supplies

Castleford Museum
Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum
Adult Craft Session

Adult Craft Session

Castleford Museum
After School Club

After School Club

Castleford Museum
Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill

Castleford Museum
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum
Feeder Making Weekend

Feeder Making Weekend

RSPB Fairburn Ings
Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum
Adult Craft Session

Adult Craft Session

Castleford Museum
After School Club

After School Club

Castleford Museum
Celtic Window Art

Celtic Window Art

Castleford Museum
Marvellous Mirrors

Marvellous Mirrors

Castleford Museum

There's a world of discovery waiting for you to explore at Castleford Museum.

Learn about life under Roman rule, dress up like a solider and find out how Roman conquests shaped the Castleford we see today.

Celebrate the town's rugby league heritage, explore the stunning collection of glass and take part in exciting family workshops held throughout the year.

Get closer to nature at RSPB Fairburn Ings.

Whether it's wildlife watching, pond dipping or bird spotting you're after, Fairburn Ings is the place to be for nature lovers.

A relaxing stroll through the woodland and along the trails will see you come across a variety of habitats so make sure you're on the look out!