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Get a feel for some of our locations with our Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford location pages, or read our guides for inspiration.

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Places to Stay

Food & Drink

The interior of Corarima restaurant, with wooden tables and traditional Abyssinian pendant lamps
The friendly team here at Corarima welcome you to join them in their vegan friendly, gluten free restaurant in the heart of Wakefield, and sample the sens...
A contemporary Thai, Vietnamese cuisine, Tết offers exquisite flavors delivered by head chef and his talented team using only the finest ingredients. ...
Be Kind Rewind – back to the 80s. Unlike any block buster you’ve seen before. A Local Video rental store with a dirty hidden secret… Wel...
Iris is a contemporary British restaurant located in the heart of Wakefield City Centre, close to the Cathedral and the Bull Ring fountains. Set up by Che...


Recent Beans coffee roasters are based at the Queen’s Mill, Castleford in West Yorkshire. Sitting on the banks of the River Aire, The Queen’s...
Books On The Lane celebrates the joy and beauty of nature with the printed word. A new independent bookshop in a renovated joinery workshop situated in th...

Places to go

Some guides to get you started...

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24 Hours in The Merrie City

There’s so much to do in Wakefield that it’s not easy to see it all in a day! So to help you make the most of our wonderful city, here’s a handy itinerary.

The Hepworth

Essential Wakefield

Award-winning art and sculpture, fascinating history and heritage, innovative food and drink venues, a vibrant live music scene, breathtaking green spaces and much more…

Free Family Summer Days Out in Wakefield

10 Free Family Summer Days Out in Wakefield

There is something for the whole family to do and enjoy in the district – from going underground at England’s last deep coal mine or enjoying the world’s first nature reserve.

Essential Castleford

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

Things to do

Getting Here

Yellow circular structure