Gift Shop & Visitors Centre at Pontefract Castle
Shop, free entry
01977 723 440
Call into the Visitors Centre and treat yourself or a friend to a memento of your visit to Pontefract Castle. There's something for everyone, from pencil case fillers to housewares to books for the history enthusiast. Also available is a small selection of drinks and snacks.
Pontefract Castle now has a fantastic range of branded souvenirs for sale in our newly refurbished Visitor Centre. Why not come for a browse?
Spend some time in the Education Room where you can find out more about the history of the castle and view a small display of objects from the castle grounds. For the younger visitors there is a range of children's activities including 'Make and Take'.
The Visitors Centre is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am.
Monday and Tuesday from 12.30pm.
Open all the time
SE 460222 53.69421 -1.30481
Continue onto Park Road (A639)
Turn left onto Southgate (A645)
For car parking:
Turn left onto North Baileygate. Car park located off Beech Hill. WF8 2JF
Disabled car-parking spaces are available at the Castle gates (approach via Spink Lane or Micklegate).
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Monkhill/Baghill Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station
Walk from Pontefract town centre via Horsefair, Micklegate and Castle Chain.
: 0 miles from Pontefract, Monkhill station
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed
- Facilities for hearing impaired