Manygates Lane, off A61 Wakefield WF2 7DS
Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 3pm all year.
Sandal Castle is best known for the famous Battle of Wakefield, which was fought nearby in 1460 during the Wars of the Roses. It was here that Richard, Duke of York died in battle.
Remains of the 13th Century stone castle and the fine motte and bailey can be seen on site. Visitors can climb to the top of the motte, where they are treated to superb views of the Calder Valley.
The castle has been extensively excavated, and finds can be seen in the visitor centre, or at nearby Wakefield Museum.
The visitor centre includes displays on the castle, a shop, toilets and an educational space which schools can book.
01924 302700 (Educational enquiries).
Wakefield’s Learning and Skills Team provides a range of free workshops for schools held at certain times of the year. These include:
- Creative Writing
- Williams Castle
For more information, please contact the Learning and Skills team. The visitor centre also supports a range of self-service visits, with a handling box containing real and replica objects connected with the castle and its history.
History, literacy, archaeology
Creative Writing at Sandal Castle
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