Things to see and do at Sandal Castle

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  • Explore the ruins
  • Sit and enjoy the views over Wakefield and Pugneys Lake
  • Spend time with friends and family
  • Learn something new by reading our Sandal Castle history boards
  • Visit the Castle Café or sit and have a picnic (no BBQs allowed)
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The Friends of Sandal Castle

The Friends of Sandal Castle was set up in 2010 to support Wakefield Council in promoting the castle as an important historic site. Their main aim is to increase awareness of the castle's heritage by encouraging activities and events that benefit and preserve the site and highlight its importance in English history. For more information on the Friends or if you wish to join the group please e-mail:

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