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Carol Concert, Fri 20 Dec 2019, £6

Carols in the Dungeon

Carols in the Dungeon


Want to experience something truly different this festive season?

Where is the most unusual place you have heard carols?

Experience some classic Christmas carols being sung in the atmospheric location of the dungeons at Pontefract Castle.

The first siege of Pontefract Castle was held over Christmas in 1644. Now you can imagine what it was like for the castle's garrison that Christmas by experiencing this unique concert for yourself.

Please note, the dungeon at Pontefract Castle lies at the bottom of a steep flight of steps and is underground. There is no access for wheelchairs.

Booking essential. Please wrap up warm and wear sensible shoes. Seating will be available.

Part of Wakefield Museums and Castles 12 Days Of Christmas.

Why not have a festive bite to eat at the Liquorice cafe beforehand?

Pear and parsnip soup with bread roll
Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwich
With tea or filtered coffee and mince pie

£6.95 per person
£8.95 per person with a glass of mulled wine

5:45pm or 6:45pm sitting

Please note this price does not include admission for the event.
Booking essential. Contact Events and Functions on 01924 305830 or email

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

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 20 Dec 2019 19:00 to 19:45 20:00 to 20:45


Booking essential

Also see



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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access