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A fantastic day out at Pontefract Racecourse

Found close to where the M62 meets the A1 in West Yorkshire, Pontefract Racecourse stages around 16 flat racing fixtures a year with visitors having the option of watching the action from four different enclosures. When not hosting racing, the venue's parkland location has become popular for corporate events and meetings, as well as Christmas parties and even wedding receptions.

Something for everyone Nearby

Whatever your reason for visiting the racecourse, be sure to put aside time to see everything else that Pontefract has to offer. History fans will love the town's stunning castle, which was built in the 11th century and is thought to be where King Richard II died. Alternatively, anyone seeking fun for all of the family could head to the Xscape complex, which features a ski slope, cinema, bowling alley and a range of restaurants and shops.

Head along the M62 for more great attractions

Away from Pontefract, there is plenty for more visitors to discover and do in the local area. Head along the M62 to discover the dumpers and bulldozers of Diggerland in Castleford, while a further trip down the motorway will take you into Leeds. The city boasts fantastic nightlife with a range of bars and clubs, while new shopping centres such as Victoria Gate are ideal for those seeking a little bit of retail therapy. Looking for a cheap hotel Near to Pontefract Racecourse? Travelodge Pontefract Ferrybridge A1/M62 Hotel is a great option Nearby, while Travelodge Doncaster Hotel also offers low-cost accommodation.