Pontefract in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... Ropergate or The Shoe Market. The 18th century town hall and the timber-framed buildings down the market place provide, along with the Buttercross monument, an attractive backdrop for the twice-weekly open market, (Wednesday and Saturday) which also often stretches along many of the streets surrounding the market place. You would be surprised at where they sometimes stick the stalls! There is also an indoor market that is open Monday to Saturday (half-day Thursday). On Wednesdays in the Town Hall you might like to visit the craft and flea market too. ~~~~~... more
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by - written on 25/08/01, updated on 25/08/01 (Very useful, 1020 readings)
Pontefract is a town in Yorkshire famous for it’s racecourse and of course Pontefract cakes. There’s much more to Ponte (as locals call it) than this though. The town was important in medieval times for it’s castle which was one of the greatest in Yorkshire, although these days there are always many appeals running to pay for the upkeep if it, as it is tending to wrack and ruin at the moment. It was a royal stronghold, as Richard II was imprisoned and died there. ~~~~~ Pontefract racecourse, which sits on the outskirts of the town, is know for having the longest, flattest, circular course in Europe - nice. Although on race days, the ... Read the complete review
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