Pontefract Racecourse

4 locals recommend

Tips from locals

September 19, 2020
Great day out, especially around ladies day.
July 22, 2019
Racing is recorded as having taken place in Pontefract as early as 1648, just before the local Castle was taken by the forces of Oliver Cromwell. Races were held in the meadows near the town but these were discontinued by 1769. The townsfolk restarted the sport in 1801 and it has continued ever…
July 15, 2017
Great place to watch horse racing
August 19, 2014
Pontefract racecourse

Places to stay nearby

  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 1 bed
The Lodge B&B Leeds/Wakefield

Locals also recommend

Department Store
“Selling designer brands from shoes and clothes to make up. The Fourth floor restaurant is great too for a nice meal or just a few cocktails!”
  • 4 locals recommend
“The National Coal Mining Museum for England keeps the stories of coal mining alive by creating enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn for people of all ages.”
  • 32 locals recommend
“Beautiful place for all ages, big park for kiddies , great walks and fantastic views, may see a deer or the beautiful kites flying above! Then have a little boat trip over to the old church and gardens walk back and enjoy a lovely afternoon tea on the terrace, little farm animals bird house and penguins, what more can you ask for a full day out! My boys love it! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
“Great if you love history and museums and want to spend a few hours looking around somewhere.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A fabulous art gallery showcasing changing exhibitions as well as home to the Barbara Hepworth collection. Just 15 mins by train close to the accommodation. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pontefract, England WF8 4QD
Phone01977 781307