Join us for 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.
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? Call 01924 302700 and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.
If you are calling outside of working hours, please try 01977 723440 for the castle front desk.
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