Pontefract attractions

Pontefract attractions

Pontefract high streetPontefract lies in Yorkshire, the largest of all England's counties. In the northwest of the county lies the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a lovely patchwork of limestone hills, gentle valleys and the high peaks of Whernside, Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough. The classical Yorkshire Dales spread to the north from the market and spa towns of Settle, Skipton, Ilkley and Harrogate in North Yorkshire, with most of the larger southern dales such as Ribblesdale, Malhamdale and Airedale, Wharfedale and Nidderdale running roughly parallel from north to south, and the more northerly dales including Wensleydale, Swaledale and Teesdale running generally from west to east. The North York Moors is the county's other national park, with bleak upland moors and a magnificent rugged coastline. To the southeast of the region lie the Yorkshire Wolds, formed from chalk hills that arc from the Humber estuary west of Kingston upon Hull up to the North Sea coast between Bridlington and Scarborough. Photo left: Pontefract.

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Attractions Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract WF8 1QH Tel: 01977 723440 A notorious 12th century stone motte and bailey fortress standing high on a ridge, with a great ditch, barbican and two stone walled outer baileys. The site is owned by Wakefield Museums & Arts Department. In the centre of Pontefract.

Pontefract Castle

Attractions Nostell Priory (NT), Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1QE Tel: 01924 863892 Palladian house built in 1733 by James Paine, where Chippendale started out his career by making furniture especially for the house. National Trust charges apply. About 4 miles southwest of Pontefract.

Nostell Priory

Attractions Pontefract Racecourse, 33 Ropergate, Pontefract WF8 1LE Tel: 01977 703224 - Pontefract is one of the best appointed courses of its kind in the country. There are modern bars and refreshment areas in all enclosures. pontefract-races.co.uk. In the centre of Pontefract.

Pontefract Racecourse

AttractionsXSCAPE CASTLEFORD (Located at J32 off M62), Xscape Ltd, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford WF10 4TA. The country’s biggest REAL snow slope, Europe’s tallest indoor ice climbing walls, 2 rock climbing walls, an aerial assault course, indoor skateboard park, Laserzone, bowling, multiplex cinema, 20 bars and restaurants. www.xscape.co.uk. About 2 miles north of Pontefract.

Castleford Xscape

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