CastlefordCopyright David Pickersgill


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Tel code: 01977 | code search
Postcode: WF10 | code search
Population: 37500
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Henry Moore Richard Stoker Graham Sutherland
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Folk Customs:
Denby Dale Pie
Lee Fair
Midgley Pace Egg Play
Minden Day
The Devils Knell

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Bridge Inn
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The West Yorkshire town of Castleford has ancient roots, in Roman times being a settlement of considerable importance thanks to its strategic position as the crossing point of the River Aire by the Ermine Street Roman road. At one time Castleford was the centre of the British glassmaking industry, producing vast quantities of bottles for the drinks industry and other major users. It was also a mining town, but the rapid decline of that industry in the 1980s left a legacy of urban deprivation that still remains in parts of the town. Increasing numbers of the town’s inhabitants – it had a population of 37,525 at the 2001 census – have benefited from its proximity to the booming city of Leeds, but the town itself is now on a definite upward curve. The Castleford Project is a landmark regeneration project aiming to revitalise the community, redevelop the town centre and make use of the natural resources such as the rivers Aire and Calder to improve the living environment for residents. Castleford has already enjoyed some redevelopment thanks in part to its geographic position – close to the junction of the M62 and A1, with the M1 and M18 only short drives away too. Various distribution and haulage companies have established bases in the town because of its favourable location. The town has other claims to fame too. Castleford Tigers are one of the country’s best known rugby league teams, though their grip on a place at the top table of the sport regularly slips. A centre of excellence for another, somewhat contrasting, sport can be found in the Xscape leisure development, where skiers and snowboarders can revel in the real snow slope. It also has a great leisure facility from another era, the wonderfully restored Queen’s Park, originally built to celebrate Victoria’s diamond jubilee. And in the arts Castleford gave birth to Henry Moore, one of the great British artists of the 20th century – many of his sculptures can be seen at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in a tremendous outdoor setting at West Bretton, to the west of neighbouring Wakefield.


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Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 32 (0.80 miles)

Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 32

Ideally located within easy reach of the M62, junction 32. Local attractions include Castleford Xscape and J32 Outlet Village. Conveniently located for Glasshoughton train station. Our Castleford M62 Jct 32 Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 31 (1.90 miles)

Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 31
Ideally located within easy reach of the M62, junction 31. Local attractions include Castleford Xscape. Conveniently located for Castleford train station. Our Castleford M62 Jct 31 Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in ... More | visit website
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Bridge Inn (2.15 miles)

Bridge Inn

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Located close to junction 31 of M62 motorway, this hotel is open all day every day. The Bridge Inn is the perfect setting for a drink, a bite to eat or an ... More

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Malt Shovel Hotel (2.42 miles)

Malt Shovel Hotel
At the Malt Shovel Hotel our modern basic clean bedrooms are fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a decent nights’ sleep and an enjoyable stay. Fresh clean sheets as well as a TV, free ... More | visit website
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Kings Croft Hotel (2.76 miles)

Kings Croft Hotel

King's Croft is a family owned private Hotel in its own parkland setting, and looking due South over a patchwork of farmland. This beautiful old Georgian House with its Adam fireplace come under a preservation ... More | visit website

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Village Motel (2.78 miles)

Village Motel

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The Village Motel is situated just off J31 of the M62 in Normanton near Wakefield. The accommodation is a Motel style with parking directly outside each room. Freeport Shopping Village, ... More

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Premier Inn Pontefract North (3.16 miles)

Premier Inn Pontefract North
Within easy reach of the A1(M) and M62. This hotel makes a great base from which to explore the historic city of York, along with other local attractions such as Pontefract Racecourse. For shops and ... More | visit website
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Wentvale Court (3.27 miles)

Wentvale Court
A warm welcome awaits you at Wentvale Court Hotel offering a high standard of bed and breakfast, licensed accommodation located in historic Knottingley between Pontefract and Castleford in the heart of West Yorkshire.

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Travelodge Pontefract Ferrybridge A1 (3.58 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Quality Hotel Leeds - Selby (3.77 miles)

Quality Hotel Leeds - Selby

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Just off the A1 road between Leeds, York and Selby, this modern hotel includes a heated indoor pool, restaurant, bar, coffee lounge and free parking. Quality Hotel Leeds is a great base ... More

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