Travelling around Castleford
Castleford is situated in West Yorkshire at the point where the River Calder meets the River Aire. With a rich cultural heritage and some stunning natural beauty, there’s much more to this former mining town than meets the eye. Explore Castleford’s Roman roots at the local museum, hit the slopes at the indoor snow centre or pick out a bargain at the ever-popular outlet village.
Lying just off the M62 Motorway, Castleford has excellent travel links. Arriva buses operate in the area, providing routes to surrounding towns and villages, such as Pontefract and Kippax, as well as regular services to and from Leeds.
For a little local culture, be sure to visit Castleford Museum. Here, you can discover what the town was like under Roman rule, learn about Castleford’s proud rugby heritage and explore the works of the town’s most famous son, sculptor Henry Moore.
For a little adrenaline-fuelled fun, why not escape to Xscape, one of Yorkshire’s premium leisure centres. With skiing and snowboarding, climbing and bowling you’re sure to find something to keep you entertained. Petrolheadswon’t want to miss Diggerland, where you can test your skills in a variety of diggers, dumpers and bulldozers, tour the park on the Diggerland train, or take the kids on an unforgettable safari.
Castleford is surrounded by natural beauty, and for a more sedate experience, you might want to visit Fairburn Ings Nature Reserve. This is the perfect place to unwind and get back to nature, with breath-taking scenery, plenty of fun activities for the kids and some of the best birdwatching sites in the country. In the evening, choose from a selection of bars and restaurants or enjoy some live music at the Phoenix Theatre.