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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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.

Events taking place in Castleford

In the Footsteps of

In the Footsteps of Henry Moore

Queen's Mill

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Whitwood Terrace

In the Footsteps of Charles Voysey

Queen's Mill

Thu 2 Apr 2020

Landscape Sketching Workshop

Landscape Sketching with Dawn Blatherwick

Queen's Mill

Sat 25 Apr 2020

Landscape Sketching Workshop

Landscape Sketching with Dawn Blatherwick

Queen's Mill

Sun 26 Apr 2020

Creative Festival

Creative Festival

Queen's Mill

Sat 9 - Sun 24 May 2020

Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp - Back To The 80s Party

Castleford Civic Centre

Fri 17 Jul 2020

Seaside in Castleford

Seaside In Castleford

Castleford Precinct

Sat 8 Aug 2020

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!