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Event, Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jun 2020, free entry

Siege!

Siege!

Address

Castle Chain,
Pontefract,
West Yorkshire,
WF8 1QH

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date event
Sat 1 Feb Soap Making
Wed 5 Feb Castle Crafts
Mon 10 Feb Pontefract In Old Photos
Sat 15 Feb Stained Glass Workshop
Wed 19 - Fri 21 Feb Half Term Medieval Crafts
Wed 4 Mar Castle Crafts

Details

Learn about the long and arduous three sieges of Pontefract Castle at Siege!

Practice scaling the walls by trying the climbing wall, test your aim at the musket / mini cannon range and witness real troops besiege the castle.

The event features re-enactors from the Earl Of Manchester's Regiment of Foote and will include loud noises from the replica cannons and muskets.

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 access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jun 2020 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