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Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

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Pontefract (or Pomfret) Castle is a castle ruin in the town of Pontefract, in West Yorkshire, England. King Richard II is thought to have died there. It was the site of a series of famous sieges during the 17th-century English Civil War.

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  • What a great place to visit, the grounds are all kept very clean and tidy and the perfect place to go on a sunny day. They also have a lovely gift shop and cafe. The staff were all really friendly...  more »
  • Family day trip with a picnic , really was lovely. I haven't been since before covid and the new addition of the adventure playground is really fantastic, icing on the cake. We did the trail that was....  more »
  • Always enjoyed spending time at the castle bit after recent work carried out at the site it has been significantly improved. Accessibility around the castle has been expanded to enjoy more of its grounds and restoration work really has brought the castle more to life along with the activities and events they hold there. Highly recommended to visit if in the area.
  • It was amazing. We had a wonderful day. The cafe is very reasonably priced. Loved every minute of it. The church is also a must see.
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