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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Spend, Spend, Spend

Spend, Spend, Spend

Castleford Museum
Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum
Murmeration 2017

Dusk Walks at Fairburn Ings

RSPB Fairburn Ings
Santa's Snug

Santa's Snug

Xscape Yorkshire
Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum
Santa's Snug

Santa's Snug

Xscape Yorkshire
Decorations

Tree-mendous Decorations

Castleford Museum
DIY Gift Wrap

DIY Gift Wrap

Castleford Museum
Santa's Snug

Santa's Snug

Xscape Yorkshire
Colourful Cookies

Colourful Cookies

Castleford Museum
Snow Globes!

Snow Globes!

Castleford Museum
Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

Castleford Museum
1940's Christmas

1940's Christmas Celebration

Castleford Museum
Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum
Steady Cycle Ride

Steady Cycle Ride

Queen's Mill
Santa's Snug

Santa's Snug

Xscape Yorkshire
Main Room

Spooky Town Christmas Show

Castleford Civic Centre
Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum
New Year Crafts

New Year Crafts

Castleford Museum
New Year Crafts

New Year Crafts

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!