How to get to Pontefract Castle

  • Address

    Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 Get directions with Google Maps.

    Getting there:

    Public Transport:

    The Castle is a 5 minute or 0.2-mile walk from Pontefract Bus Station. It is around a 7 minute or 0.3-mile walk from Pontefract Baghill Train Station and Pontefract Monkhill Train Station.

By Car and Coach:

Easily accessible from the A1 or Junction 32 of the M62. Follow the brown tourism signs for the castle or use WF8 2JF in your sat nav. There is a coach turning circle located here. Get directions with Google Maps


Our car park is free and is located directly behind the castle. The postcode is WF8 2JF.

Disabled Parking and Drop-Off:

Our car drop-off point and two disabled parking bays are accessed via a different route on Castle Chain, located at the front of the castle. Please use WF8 1QH in your sat nav.

Please note. The disabled parking area at the front of the castle is a dead end with no turning space for coaches. There is a turning circle for coaches located opposite the castle car park, follow WF8 2JF.

Coach Parking:

Coach parking is available at Friarwood Car Park (charges apply). Please use WF8 1QY in your sat nav.

Other Car Parks:

Please note the castle car park fills up quickly on event days. There is parking available in nearby town centre car parks within easy walking distance of the castle (charges apply). More information on parking in Pontefract.

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Contact Us

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1QH Car Park: WF8 2JF

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