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County - West Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01977 | code search
Postcode: WF8 | code search
Population: 29000
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Normanton & Pontefract Model Railway Exhibition

June
Great Northern Leisure and Adventure Show
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The town of Pontefract (or Pomfret) was important in medieval times for its Castle, which was one of the greatest in Yorkshire. A Royal stronghold in the north, Richard II was imprisoned here and died in mysterious circumstances. In 1649 during the civil war the fortress finally fell to Parliament and was subsequently demolished although remains of the castle can still be seen today. You can visit the underground magazine cut out of solid rock and see where civil war prisoners carved their names into the cell walls.
Today the 18th century Town Hall, the Buttercross and timber framed buildings in the market place provide an attractive setting for the twice weekly open market and pedestrianised shopping area.
Pontefract is well known in horse racing circles for having the longest flat circular course in Europe. Population 29,000

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Castle Accounting Services
Holmes Beaumont & Holroyd
Yorkshire Investment Group

Attraction

Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld
Pontefract Castle
Pontefract Museum

Budget

Premier Inn Pontefract North *book online*
Premier Inn Pontefract South *book online*
Travelodge Pontefract Ferrybridge A1 *book online*

Care Home

Meadow View

Classes

Dance - Sugar Kane's School of Dance

Club

Big Fella's

Dentist

Brookes & Associate
Ellis Partners Dental Practice
White Rose Surgery

Estate Agent

Brown William H
Harrisons
Stuart Alistair & Partners
Townends

Golf Club

Mid Yorkshire Golf Club

Pontefract & District

Health and Fitness Club

Fitness First Pontefract
L A Fitness
Peak Fitness Health Club
Perfect Health and Fitness Club

Inn

Malt Shovel Hotel

Market

Catchpenny Car Boot
Craft and Flea Market
Pontefract Market

Pub and Bar

Counting House
Fox
Horse Vaults Inn
Railway Inn
Turks Head
Yorkshire Penny

Racecourse

Pontefract Race Co. Ltd

Restaurant

Cromwells
Kings Croft Hotel
Mamma Mia
Olde Church Tavern

Place (The)
Railway Inn
Rogerthorpe Manor Country House Hotel
Rouge Restaurant
Wentbridge House Hotel

School

Ackworth School

Solicitor

Maurice Smiths
W E Clayton Smith & Son

Taxi

Action Cars
Data Cars
Slatters Cars & Taxis
Stella Cars

Vet

A J Bartram & Partners

Sports Clubs

Frickley Athletic (Amateur Football)
Frickley Boxing Academy (Boxing)
Knottingley Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Pontefract Collieries (Amateur Football)
Pontefract Pythons (Rugby Union)
Pontefract RUFC (Rugby Union)
St Mary's TTC (Table Tennis)

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Upton & Frickley ARLFC (Rugby League)

Shops

Ackroyds Floral Artists
Boots
Victoria Garden Centre
Brosgill Opticians
Ghia
Thorntons
Pomfret Gallery
Wickes
Brickyard Organics
H Samuel
Peacocks
The A645 Trading Post
Cocoon Childrenswear
Right Sports

Activities

Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)

Places to Stay near Pontefract

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Malt Shovel Hotel (0.58 miles)

Malt Shovel Hotel
At the Malt Shovel Hotel our modern basic clean bedrooms are fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a decent nights’ sleep and an enjoyable stay. Fresh clean sheets as well as a TV, free ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Pontefract North (1.29 miles)

Premier Inn Pontefract North
Within easy reach of the A1(M) and M62. This hotel makes a great base from which to explore the historic city of York, along with other local attractions such as Pontefract Racecourse. For shops and ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Pontefract Ferrybridge A1 (1.39 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Wentvale Court (1.49 miles)

Wentvale Court
A warm welcome awaits you at Wentvale Court Hotel offering a high standard of bed and breakfast, licensed accommodation located in historic Knottingley between Pontefract and Castleford in the heart of West Yorkshire.

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Kings Croft Hotel (1.51 miles)

Kings Croft Hotel

King's Croft is a family owned private Hotel in its own parkland setting, and looking due South over a patchwork of farmland. This beautiful old Georgian House with its Adam fireplace come under a preservation ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 32 (2.06 miles)

Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 32

Ideally located within easy reach of the M62, junction 32. Local attractions include Castleford Xscape and J32 Outlet Village. Conveniently located for Glasshoughton train station. Our Castleford M62 Jct 32 Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Pontefract South (2.11 miles)

Premier Inn Pontefract South
Conveniently located for Pontefract train station. For shops and local amenities Pontefract town centre is only 3 miles away. If it's a day at the races you're after Pontefract Racecourse is just 2 miles from ... More | visit website
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Kyte Hotel (2.15 miles)

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Our stylish bedrooms are fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a good nights’ sleep and an enjoyable stay. Freshly laundered crisp white cotton sheets, a quality duvet plus curtains ... More

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Wentbridge House Hotel (3.31 miles)

Wentbridge House Hotel

Wentbridge House lies just ½ mile off the A1 and 2 miles south of the M62 / A1 interchange within easy reach of Wakefield, Leeds, York and Doncaster. The hotel is a beautiful Georgian country ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 31 (3.80 miles)

Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 31
Ideally located within easy reach of the M62, junction 31. Local attractions include Castleford Xscape. Conveniently located for Castleford train station. Our Castleford M62 Jct 31 Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in ... More | visit website

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