It is a historic market town and still hosts Wakefield District’s largest street market on Wednesdays and Fridays with a local farmers’ market on Fridays. Pontefract Market Hall, originally founded in 1860, houses 28 independent traders. History enthusiasts can explore the ruins of Pontefract Castle, once the most important and impressive castle in Yorkshire and thought to be the scene of the murder of Richard II.
For those looking at houses for sale in Pontefract and the surrounding area, Prince’s Park is within walking distance of the town itself, with its extensive selection of cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops, including a Tesco Superstore and a Morrisons.
The Racecourse Retail Park offers out of town shopping on the development’s doorstep, and Xscape is just a mile away offering an exciting leisure hub including a cinema, bowling, soft play and skiing as well as restaurants, shops and bars.
Pontefract gives its name to the famous liquorice sweets, Pontefract Cakes, and is home to the HARIBO factory. In addition the Pontefract Liquorice Festival is held every summer, perfect for those who want to indulge their sweet tooth!
Pontefract’s famous racecourse neighbours Prince’s Park, attracting visitors from across the UK with its excellent race day facilities. The nearby Pontefract & District Golf Club offers a challenging yet enjoyable 18-hole course and welcomes casual visitors as well as members. All this and more, makes a home at Prince’s Park an unbeatable choice if you’ve been looking at unique homes for sale in Yorkshire.