Pontefract Castle Dungeon Tour

Calendar Icon Sat 20 Apr 2024 - Sun 12 May 2024
Clock 10:45 - 12:15
Tag £2.40 - £4.15


Join a Pontefract Castle dungeon tour! Soak in the atmosphere of this eerie underground space, discover the history of the dungeon and see where Civil War prisoners left to languish scratched their names into the rock.

Please note: The tour involves going underground via steep steps with low light levels, uneven ground, and damp conditions. Sensible footwear is strongly recommended.


How long is the tour? Tours last around 45 minutes.

Is it suitable for young children? The tour is not suitable for very young children (under 5’s) and babies / children cannot be carried up or down the steps due to the risk of falling.

Can I get a refund if I can no longer attend? Tickets are non-refundable.

Will I get a refund if Pontefract Castle cancels the tour? Yes, refunds will be issued in this case.

Can I bring a dog on the tour? No. Dogs must be left at the dungeon entrance with a member of your group.

Can I film the tour? Filming or photography of staff is not allowed.

Where can I park? Pontefract Castle car park is located on Beech Hill a short distance from the castle entrance – a walk of approx. 5min.Car park post code is WF8 2JF

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Online bookings enquiries: Call 01924 302700 and leave a message. This number is monitored during office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. (It is not monitored at weekends and on bank holidays)

General visit and on-the-day enquiries: Contact the Pontefract Castle Gift Shop on 01977 723440 and leave a message. This number is monitored Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet

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Pontefract Castle Dungeon Tour

Venue Details

Find us at

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH