Garden:Friarwood Valley Gardens

Garden, free entry

Friarwood Valley Gardens

Friarwood Valley Gardens

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Friends Of Friarwood Valley Gardens


Friarwood Valley Gardens,
West Yorkshire,


Friarwood Valley Gardens were laid out as a public park in the mid-20th century in the town centre of Pontefract, on a site originally associated with the town's medieval monastery.

There was a friary on the site of the present gardens until the dissolution of the monasteries in the mid-16th century. After this the site was used as a cemetery until orchards were planted in the 18th century. The area was laid out as private gardens towards the end of the 19th century. The area was developed as a public space in 1950 at the time that an adjacent road was widened.

Look out for special events held at Friarwood Valley Gardens throughout the year.

Accepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Open all the time


Free entry


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Map reference: SE 456216  Lat: 53.68890 Long: -1.31097

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed