Discover Pontefract

Since the medieval times the market town of Pontefract has been making its mark on history, housing one of England's greatest Castles and one of the original places where liquorice plants were cultivated. While liquorice growing disappeared some time ago, this beautiful town is packed with things to do including lively shopping, action-packed horse racing, historic castles, pretty villages and colourful carnivals, making it a superb choice for a short break or family day out.