The Lodge Castle Chain
Pontefract Castle is located just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. The grounds are free to the public all year round.
By Car and Coach:
Accessible from the A1 or Junction 32 of the M62. There is a small free car park behind the castle, opposite All Saints Church. Follow the brown tourism parking signs for the castle or use WF8 2JF in your sat nav.
The castle is just down the road from Pontefract Bus Station, and around 0.5 miles from Baghill Railway Station and Monkhill Railway Station. Tanshelf Railway Station is approx. one mile away. See live map.
There is disabled parking and drop off points in front of the castle on Castle Chain, but these are limited and can usually only be used by 2 or 3 cars.
Cafe and shop
There is a cafe on site serving hot and cold food and refreshments. The menu can be downloaded here Cafe Menu
The opening times are usually –
Summer 1 April – 31 October
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
Winter 1 November – 31 March
Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm