Free entry Family friendly

Opening hours

Monday : Open

Tuesday : Open

Wednesday : Open

Thursday : Open

Friday : Open

Saturday : Open

Sunday : Open

Venue Facilities

Cafe on Site

Dog Friendly

Picnic Area

Sandal Castle stands in a commanding position overlooking the River Calder, to the south of Wakefield city centre. The castle is best known for the role it played in the Battle of Wakefield in 1460 during the Wars of the Roses where Richard, Duke of York was killed.

Remains of the 13th century stone castle and the fine motte and bailey can still be seen today. Climb the steps to the top of the motte and marvel at the stunning panoramic views of the Calder Valley.


Have a relaxing stroll around the castle grounds and learn about the rich heritage of the site. Extend your walk and see the castle from a different angle as you follow the trail that leads to Pugneys Country Park.