Travelling around Pontefract
The historic market town of Pontefract is located in West Yorkshire, England, and is famed as being one of the few places in England with soil that is suitable for growing liquorice. For evidence of this fact, seek out Sir John Betjeman’s poem, The Liquorice Fields of Pontefract. The presence of the crop led to the creation of the world-famous confectionery known as Pontefract Cakes.
The close proximity of the M1 and M62 motorways means that Pontefract is a great base from which to explore cities, such as Leeds and Doncaster, but there is much to explore in the town itself, as it is steeped in history, much of it linked to the English Civil War.
The strong road links in Pontefract are augmented by three railway stations and Arriva bus routes that link the town to places, such as Wakefield, Doncaster and Leeds.