Castle Magazine at Pontefract Castle
01977 723 440
From medieval times through to the English Civil War period the 11th century cellars, below Pontefract Castle were used as a magazine chamber.
Visitors can visit the underground magazine, cut out of solid rock and see where Civil War prisoners carved their names into the cell walls.
Groups can tour the magazine by prior arrangement by phoning 01977 722740.
Please Note: There are steep steps and sensible footware is advised.
Magazine tour admission charges:
Adults - £2.50
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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
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired