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Family Event, Sun 27 - Mon 28 May 2018, free entry

Siege Event at the Castle 27 and 28 May

Siege Event at the Castle 27 and 28 May

Address

Castle Chain,
Pontefract,
West Yorkshire,
WF8 1QH

Events at this Venue

Details

Something for everyone and the event is free!

See and hear the sights of a castle under siege with have a go archery, siege engines, cannon fire, re-enactor camp, climbing wall, and tours of the dungeon. Bring a picnic or buy refreshments on site from our popular Liquorice Café.

A great opportunity to see how a medieval fortress like Pontefract Castle would have been attacked.

Or for the more relaxed visit listen to one of our fascinating talks on medieval siege warfare inside the castle visitor centre. See event listings below left for more information.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 27 - Mon 28 May 2018 11:00 to 16:00

Prices

Free entry

Also see

Location

Directions

See location of Pontefract Castle on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 460222  Lat: 53.69421 Long: -1.30481

By Road:
M62 jct32
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.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Pontefract, Monkhill station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted