New Visitor Maps for Wakefield and Pontefract

​Date: 23/01/2017

Ref: PR8461

Two new visitor maps have been launched to signpost visitors to key attractions in Wakefield city centre and Pontefract town centre.

Local artist Liz Kay, who has also created art work to promote tourism in London and Sydney, has produced the maps, which showcase attractions and buildings including County Hall and Unity Works in Wakefield and The Buttercross and Crescent Cinema in Pontefract.

Wakefield Council's Leader, Cllr Peter Box CBE, said: "We have a lot of stunning, historic buildings in the area and the maps really do shine a spotlight on the places of interest. I am sure that visitors and residents will enjoy using them, as they are packed with information and are easy to use."

Liz Kay said: "'I am originally from Wakefield, so I'm very proud to be asked to create the maps. And I've discovered some places I didn't even know existed."

 The Wakefield map will be available at the Visitor Information Point at Wakefield Cathedral, at Wakefield Museum & Library, The Ridings Shopping Centre Information Desk, Wakefield Town Hall, Wakefield County Hall and a selection of hotels and attractions around the district.

In Pontefract the maps will be available from Pontefract Museum, Pontefract Library and Pontefract Castle and other public buildings around the town.

Both maps are available to download from the Experience Wakefield website, which also hosts information about tourist attractions and events across the district. Visit



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