Welcome to historic Castleford.
Once the home of Roman legions, today a hub of Rugby League, this market town has loads to offer. Uncover the town’s story from the Celtic Iron Age, through the growth of coal mining to the present day at Castleford Museum.
Enjoy a day browsing the colourful stalls of the local market or grab a bargain from Junction 32, then get yourself a cup of something hot from one of the town’s independent coffee shops, tearooms and cafes. Take a walk through nature at RSPB Fairburn Ings, or carve up the earth at Diggerland. Stroll along the waterfront by Queen’s Mill, and get your next adrenaline rush at Xscape.
There’s more than meets the eye at Castleford. So what are you waiting for?

Castleford Roman Festival

Queen's Mill

Where to stay

The Grange is one of the oldest properties in Normanton dating back to circa 1700 and exudes a homely warmth and comfort that can only be achieved with ti...

Adventure and indulgence are top of the to-do list at Premier Inn Hotel Castleford, with Xscape Yorkshire and J32 Outlet Shopping Village right on the doo...

Food & Drink

Established in 2017, The Twisted Tree is situated in the historic and iconic Mexboro’ Arms Hotel building on Whitwood Common Lane in Castleford.

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A warm welcome awaits you whilst you relax! Welcome to Queen's Mill luxury Tearooms. Beautifully situated alongside the river Aire, with ample free parkin...

Sliced Café is a delightful café located in Normanton that specialises in delicious hot and cold food, salads and cakes and much more.

A small family run café who provide happiness through food.

Whether you're in the mood for lunch or just a cup of tea and slice of delicious homema...

After many years managing successful restaurants all over China, the team at New Eastern Court decided to venture out to the wider world - Castleford! Bri...

Step into ‘The Junction’ and you step back to a time when pubs were places where you could drink high quality beer in a warm and friendly environment. Eve...

Places to Visit

Step back in time and explore the history of Castleford from the Bronze Age to the present day. Young and old alike will find a trove of treasures t...

Finding your way around

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Essential Castleford

Romans, Burberry and the rugby Super League – Castleford is a market town full of intrigue.