Pontefract tourist and travel information

Pontefract tourist and travel information







Pontefract Travel Information

Hire - Pontefract Pontefract is a town in the county of West Yorkshire near the A1, the M62 motorway and the town of Castleford.

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bus and coach travel

Hire - Beadnell Pontefract - Travel by coach - If you'd like to speak to someone about your journey you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. Pontefract Bus Station, Horsefair, Pontefract WF8 1EZ.


Travel by train

Hire - Pontefract Pontefract - Travel by train - Pontefract has 3 stations - Pontefract Baghill Railway Station, Station Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1RB. Pontefract Monkhill Railway Station, Pontefract, WF8 2NX. Pontefract (Tanshelf) Station, Park Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire. WF8 4QA

Northern Rail. Main regions: North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humberside. Tel: 0845 00 00 125. www.northernrail.org

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M 62 Motorway

Roads Pontefract - Travel by road - Pontefract is about 2 miles SW of Junction 33 of the M 62 Motorway. The M 62 Motorway takes traffic accross the Pennines from Liverpool to Hull. Pontefract is about 80 miles from Liverpool and 45 miles from Hull.

M 62 Motorway

A1 Motorway

Roads Pontefract - Travel by road - Pontefract is about 1 mile west of the A1(M). The A1 and the Motorway known as the A1(M) runs from London to Edinburgh. Pontefract is about 220 miles from Edinburgh and 185 miles from London.

A1 Motorway


Hire - Knottingley Pontefract - Travel by road - Pontefract is ideally situated with easy, convenient access to both the A1(M) and the M62 motorway.



Hire - Pontefract Air - Leeds Bradford International Airport is signposted on all major roads over a wide area, including the M1 and M62 motorways and the Yorkshire section of the A1. It is 7 miles north east from the centre of Bradford and 11 miles north west of Leeds city centre. Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds, LS19 7TU. Tel: 0113 250 9696. The Airport is about 30 miles from Pontefract.



Hire - Pontefract Air - Robin Hood Airport is easily accessible from the M62 (Hull to Liverpool), M1 (London to Leeds), the A1 (London to Edinburgh) and also the M18. Doncaster is the nearest Railway Station, 7 miles away. The airport lies to the east of Doncaster. Robin Hood Airport Doncaster / Sheffield, First Avenue, Doncaster, DN9 3RH. Tel: 08708 33 22 10. The Airport is about 25 miles from Pontefract.



Hire - Maltby Pontefract - Ferries - Hull Ferries, P&O Ferries, King George Dock, Hedon Road, HU9 5QA. Main ferries to Rotterdam in Holland or Zeebrugge in Belgium. The Ferry Port at Hull is about 50 miles from Pontefract.


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Sport Pontefract - Sport - Pontefract racecourse is one of the best appointed courses of its kind in the country. The motorway links provide good communications not only with local training centres but also with other major training centres in the country, notably Newmarket, with the result that the racing is both competitive and entertaining. Pontefract Racecourse, 33 Ropergate, Pontefract WF8 1LE Tel: 01977 703224.

Pontefract races


Stores Pontefract - Shopping - Pontefract Market Hall is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Pontefract Open Market is held on Wednesday and Saturday. Nearby Castleford Market is held in the Market Place on Monday, Friday and Saturday. Castleford is about 3 miles from Pontefract. Marks & Spencer, Pontefract Simply Food, 9 Beastfair, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1AL. Tel: 01977 557272.

Pontefract Market

Art Gallery


Other information Pontefract - Other information - Pontefract is home to one of the country’s most famous historical castles. Built by the Norman de Lacy family shortly after the Conquest of 1066, Pontefract Castle combined natural defences with an easily accessible position, near the main North-South road. Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract WF8 1QH Tel: 01977 723440 Nearby is Nostell Priory, a beautiful example of 18th century architecture by James Paine that also boasts some of Robert Adam’s finest interiors and an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture. Nostell Priory (NT), Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1QE Tel: 01924 863892. XSCAPE 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. North of Pontefract.

Castleford Xscape



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West Yorkshire Map and Attractions

Bradford is 200 miles from London. It is 29 miles from Ilkley to Huddersfield and 16 miles from Halifax to Leeds.

Airports Airport indicated is Leeds/Bradford.

Roads Pontefract is about 1 mile west of the A1(M), between Wakefield and Knottingley.

Yorkshire map

Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). There is a station in Pontefract.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030. nmpft.org.uk.
Attraction 2 - The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE Tel: 01422 321002.
Attraction 3 - Eureka! The Museum for Children, Discovery Road, Halifax Tel: 01422 330012. eureka.org.uk.
Attraction 4 - XSCAPE CASTLEFORD (Located at J32 off M62), Xscape Ltd, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford WF10 4TA. xscape.co.uk.
Attraction 5 - The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR Tel: 01535 642323
Attraction 6 - Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Tel. 0113 247 8248.

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Pontefract photo Gallery


Pontefract High Street

Pontefract High Street


Pontefract High Street




Pontefract bus station

Pontefract market square

Pontefract high street

Pontefract Market


photos of Pontefract

For accommodation in other areas near to Pontefract, Yorkshire see Yorkshire Dales accommodation.

Telephoning Pontefract from abroad - To dial a number in Pontefract from outside the UK: dial the International Access Code of the country you are calling from - follow that by the Country Code for the country you are calling to (44 for the UK) - dial the local area code omitting the initial ‘0’ e.g. for London 020 becomes 20 - dial the phone number of the person you want to call in Pontefract

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