The Castle in Sandal


Important Information

Conservation work has recently taken place at the castle to repair and preserve the castle ruins.

Manygates Lane, Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS

The Friends of Sandal Castle arrange a number of events and activities throughout the year, with further details available on The Friends of Sandal Castle Facebook Page and Experience Wakefield.


Facility Services

Sandal Castle Grounds

Sandal Castle grounds are open to the public all year round.



There is free limited parking on site. The car park is currently open from 9am and closes around 4.30pm (subject to change throughout the year). Please note that cars may be locked in the car park after this time.

The castle is in a residential area so please do not park outside the castle gates or blocking driveways.

Coaches are requested to drop off and park nearby.

Castle Cafe

The former visitor centre has been converted into the Castle Cafe, which has proved very popular with visitors due to its fantastic view of the castle. 

Daily specials, Sunday lunches as well as ice cream and hot and cold refreshments are available. The dog friendly café usually opens every day except Thursday from 9am until 4pm, and cooks food fresh on site. 
Please contact them direct to confirm opening times on 01924 256751 before your visit. 
More information is available on the cafe’s Facebook page.

The view from Sandal Castle cafe 

Getting there

Bus routes: from Wakefield bus station 59, 96, 97, 110, 195 (the castle is from a 10 minute walk from the bus stop).

By train there is an hourly service from Wakefield Westgate station to Sandal and Agbrigg Station (the castle is a 20 minute walk from the station).

Sandal Castle Development

Contact us

Sandal Castle
01977 722741