image for Guided Tour item typeDungeon Tour at Pontefract Castle

Guided Tour, from 14 Oct 2017, free entry

Dungeon Tour

Dungeon Tour


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct October Half Term Fun
Thu 26 Oct Dungeon Tour
Fri 27 Oct Hallowscream
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Oct Dungeon Tour
Tue 31 Oct Ghost Walks
Thu 2 Nov Dungeon Tour


From medieval times through to the English Civil War period the 11th century cellars, below Pontefract Castle were used as a dungeon chamber.

Visitors can visit the underground dungeon, cut out of solid rock and see where Civil War prisoners carved their names into the cell walls.

Children can pick up one of our entertaining dungeon activity sheets to accompany them on the tour.

Tours will be available from mid July and will run Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1.15pm and last around 40 minutes.

Additional tours will be available during school holiday periods and on event days.

Tickets available from our new visitor centre shop.

Please Note: There are steep steps and sensible footware is advised.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 26 Oct 2017 13:15 to 14:00
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Oct 2017 13:15 to 14:00
Thu 2 Nov 2017 13:15 to 14:00
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Nov 2017 13:15 to 14:00
Thu 9 Nov 2017 13:15 to 14:00
Sat 11 - Sun 12 Nov 2017 13:15 to 14:00
Thu 16 Nov 2017 13:15 to 14:00
Sat 18 - Sun 19 Nov 2017 13:15 to 14:00
Thu 23 Nov 2017 13:15 to 14:00
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017 13:15 to 14:00


Free entry



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


  • 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