Sandal Castle


The ruins of a castle on the edge of Wakefield.

Sandal Castle is rumored to have been built around 1240, it currently stands in rack and ruin, with only the visitor centre being in a good state. You can walk to the top of the castle and from this vantage point it gives spectacular views of pugneys country park and the river calder and is a great place to watch the sun set.

What makes Sandal Castle particularly interesting is that it was the location of the battle of Wakefield, possibly the most exciting thing to ever happen there. Anyway, it’s a good place for a wander or a pleasant afternoon with the family, with the visitor centre having attractions that the young ones would enjoy.

written by callumbum on 2009-08-01 #places #ruins #castle #location #wakefield #callumbum #sandal #euro-team-1 #leg-1 #lomo-lc-a-race #jewel-of-the-city


  1. disdis
    disdis ·

    I like n. 1 lot

  2. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    Very nice B&W gallery! Which film did you use?

  3. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    lovely! i will go there. any other places near bradford worth visiting? :)

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    Truly nice B&Ws ! And I agree the first is superb !

  5. callumbum
    callumbum ·

    it was kodak BW CN, the easiest black and white film for me

  6. aspoonfullof
    aspoonfullof ·

    Wow, I remember we just to go on a weekend with my dad and there didn't used to be any of the steps up. Running up and down the sides of the steep slopes and climbing to the top of the ruins!! Oh the days before health and safety!!

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