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Sandal Castle stands in a commanding position overlooking the River Calder, Pugneys Country Park and the amazing city of Wakefield. The castle is best known for the famous Battle of Wakefield which was fought nearby in 1460 during the Wars of the Roses. Richard, Duke of York was killed in the battle. During the English Civil War in the 1640s Sandal Castle was besieged twice by Parliamentary forces. Afterwards, it was   Read More ...

Categories: Open Spaces

Covering 237 acres of woodland and water, Newmillerdam Country Park was once part of an area known by the Norse name of Thurstonhaugh. The name changed when the area became part of the medieval ‘Chevet’ estate after a new corn mill was built in the village in 1285 and the area became known as New Myllne on Dam. Where once the park was managed for game and commercial forestry, it   Read More ...

Categories: Open Spaces

Pugneys Country Park is a 250 acre site which was previously an open cast mine as well as a sand and gravel quarry and was turned into a country park in 1985. The park has two lakes, the largest of which is a 100 acre watersports lake. This caters for non-powered watersports such as canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. The smaller of the two lakes is only 24 acres and is a   Read More ...

Categories: Eating Out, Open Spaces

Relax on a comfy sofa in stylish surrounds, sample the lavish cocktails, premium spirits but not at premium prices. Velvet is the perfect bar to catch up with friends, the bar has been totally refurbished from its days as Escobar and now wouldn’t look a miss if Frank Sinatra himself crooned his way in. What a refreshing bar for Wakefield and the strict door policy will ensure that this bar stays lavish   Read More ...

Categories: Going Out

The Rainbow Pub can be found opposite Travel Lodge on Lower Warrengate. This traditional pub caters for the traditional pub goers, serving great beer and fantastic pub grub. The Gay Friendly Rainbow is a great place to enjoy friendly banter over a nice pint or two or three and is a dying breed amongst the bars and clubs in Town! 40 Lower Warrengate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1SA

Categories: Eating Out, Going Out

The New Union bar and Eatery Wakefield is like a Swiss army knife! The a mix of freshly cooked food, top DJ’s playing chart and party tunes and great prices it offers a great time for all. Formerly The Slug & Fiddle and located at the back of the ridings shopping centre on Almsgate. Opened on March 1st 2007 in its current incarnation it has been substantially refurbished and re-designed and now   Read More ...

Categories: Eating Out, Going Out

Club Odyssey which is located next to McDonald’s on Kirkgate in the town Centre, The Club is the surviving sister Club to the sadly missed Bar Zeus. Formally Downtown and DNA, Odyssey was extensively changed and now has a major city club feel to it, the likes of which you would find in Leeds, Liverpool or Manchester, this is a late night LGBT club of which Wakefield deserves and needs!   Read More ...

Categories: Going Out

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art visiting by thousands of visitors every year from all over the world. With four indoor galleries and 500 acres of parkland allows you both enjoy the great outdoors and the amazing culture the park offers – Be inspired and delighted by the incredible art you can find. The grounds of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park are tastefully landscaped   Read More ...

With over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside London. The gallery brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth. With a café, shop, learning studios, unique conference venue, and exciting events programme, the gallery is a place to explore art, architecture and your imagination.

Categories: Attractions

Travelodge Wakefield Hotel is located in the city centre of Wakefield. Recently opened, the hotel maintains the high standards customers have to come to expect from Travelodge hotels. Every room has a king-sized bed, tea & coffee making facilities and a remote controled colour TV. This hotel is close to ClubOdyssey making it easy to finish your night with a bang! For further details seehttp://www.travelodge.co.uk/find_a_hotel/hotel/hotel_id/364/Wakefield

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