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Friarwood Valley Gardens

Friarwood Valley Gardens

Contact

Wakefield Council

0345 8 506 506

Address

Friarwood Valley Gardens,
Pontefract,
West Yorkshire,
WF8 1PL

Details

Friarwood Valley Gardens were laid out as a public park in the mid-20th century in the town centre of Pontefract, on a site originally associated with the town's medieval monastery.

There was a friary on the site of the present gardens until the dissolution of the monasteries in the mid-16th century. After this the site was used as a cemetery until orchards were planted in the 18th century. The area was laid out as private gardens towards the end of the 19th century. The area was developed as a public space in 1950 at the time that an adjacent road was widened.

Look out for special events held at Friarwood Valley Gardens throughout the year.

Accepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 456216  Lat: 53.68890 Long: -1.31097

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed