Destination guide

The friendly city of Pontefract awaits you

The countryside and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Pontefract. This welcoming and trendy city is well known for its restaurants, bars and chocolate shops. Townclose Hills Nature Reserve and Temple Newsam House are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Pontefract

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Pontefract a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Magna Science Adventure Centre (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Mid Yorkshire Golf Club (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Raceway Karting (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Pontefract Racecourse (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Castleford Queens Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Pontefract

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Pontefract is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Peace Gardens (19.7 mi / 31.6 km)
  • Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Castleford Queens Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Rabbit Ings Country Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Brodsworth Hall (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
Transport

Travelling to and around Pontefract

Fly into Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), the closest airport, located 16.5 mi (26.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is 21 mi (33.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Fitzwilliam Station, Featherstone Station and Pontefract Baghill Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Pontefract?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 141 holiday lettings near Pontefract. From 53 Houses to 8 Bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Pontefract is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Pontefract?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Pontefract. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Featherstone Station: 372 holiday lettings
  • Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld: 418 holiday lettings
  • South Elmsall Station: 328 holiday lettings
  • Kinsley Greyhound Stadium: 408 holiday lettings
  • Pontefract Swimming Pool: 323 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Pontefract listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Pontefract?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 53 Houses in Pontefract. Our other popular types of Pontefract holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 8 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 8 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 8 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Pontefract?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 123 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Pontefract. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.