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Castles in West Yorkshire


West Yorkshire isn’t a place with many surviving castles but over the course of history some castles in this county played major roles.

It is the case of Pontefract castle which is the site where Richard II was murdered. Here, one can also find the ruined of the medieval Sandal Castle.

West Yorkshire Flag
Flag of West Yorkshire


Sandal Castle Motte
Sandal Castle

Pontefract Castle
Pontefract Castle, painting

Almondbury Castle
Almondbury Castle, Castle Hill