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West Yorkshire in 360°!
Pontefract Castle
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This 360 is off the castle ruins.

Pontefract Castle provides a quiet retreat in the town centre but it was not always so peaceful.

Reduced to ruins in 1649 because it supported the losing side in the English Civil War it was once a royal castle. King Richard II died here, possibly murdered by Henry Bolinbroke who had siezed the throne.

Today there is a visitors' centre on site (entry is free) and there are tours of the underground magazine (fee payable). There is also a working blacksmith onsite.

Getting there...
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, WF8 1QH ('phone 01977 723440)

 

The Lowdown...
Once upon a time Pontefract was a great royal castle. Take the time to look at the displays - it may bring the castle's turbulent history back to life.
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