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Discover Wakefield

home to sculpture, food and adventure

The city of Wakefield is home to newly opened The Hepworth, Wakefield and the inspirational Yorkshire Sculpture Park set in 500 acres of parkland where you can visit the landscape that inspired locally born artists Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Just a short distance away from Wakefield, discover historic Pontefract with its pretty villages and colourful carnivals, and charming Castleford with its 'real snow' slope and host of high adrenaline activities.

Wakefield's delicious forced rhubarb has recently joined the hallowed ranks of protected foods, which includes Champagne and Parma Ham! This famous vegetable is celebrated annually at the Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb. Alternatively, visit Pontefract to smell the liquorice in the air and discover the annual liquorice festival where you can buy delicious, traditional Pontefract cakes.