Welcome to Castleford

Have a wander around the historic market town of Castleford, stop for a coffee and 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.

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Events taking place in Castleford

The Smiths Single

Spend, Spend, Spend

Castleford Museum

Tue 22 May - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Queen's Mill

Castleford Footbridge Exhibition

Queen's Mill

Thu 5 - Tue 31 Jul 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Pond Dipping

Big Wild Sleepout

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Coming Home

Coming Home

Castleford Museum

Mon 30 Jul 2018

A Time of Conflict

A Time of Conflict

Castleford Museum

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Roman Bathhouse

Building a Bathhouse

Castleford Museum

Thu 2 Aug 2018

The Lost Age of Castleford

The Lost Age of Castleford

Castleford Museum

Fri 3 Aug 2018

Eleanor Bentall

Binocular & Telescope Hands On Weekend

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Sat 4 - Sun 5 Aug 2018

Creatures

Castleford Creatures

Castleford Museum

Sat 4 Aug 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 4 Aug 2018

The French Connection

The French Connection

Castleford Museum

Mon 6 Aug 2018

Yorkshire Dialect

Yorkshire Dialect

Castleford Museum

Mon 6 Aug 2018

Language of the Celts

Language of the Celts

Castleford Museum

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Every Object Tells a Story

Every Object Tells a Story

Castleford Museum

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Pond Dipping

Wild Challenge: Summer Bug Hunts

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Jack Hulmes Photographs

Jack Hulmes Photographs

Castleford Museum

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time

Castleford Museum

Tue 14 Aug 2018

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!