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Pontefract, WF8
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Castleford, WF10

Discover Pontefract

The historic market town of Pontefract, nestled in the region of West Yorkshire, is a pleasant and affordable place to live. So it’s not surprising to hear that buying new homes in Pontefract is becoming increasingly popular.


Pontefract is known for its famous confectionery, growing liquorice for many years and producing the iconic Pontefract cake as a result, which continues to be made here. 

Many are aware of this location from visiting Pontefract Racecourse, which was first established in 1790 and continues to hold race days for jockeys. It’s these notable quirks that make this town so special, along with the close-knit community feel and its excellent connections to nearby cities and towns.

Highlights of living in Pontefract

Those seeking houses for sale in Pontefract will appreciate the variety this market town has to offer. As well as being popularly known for its sweet food production, there are plenty of draws to living in Pontefract.

Residing in Pontefract means you can enjoy a diverse selection of different activities, from rambling dog walks at Friarwood Valley Gardens to unique antique and farm shop visits.

Transport
Shopping
Schools and family life
Nearby

Transport

Pontefract is one of West Yorkshire’s major commuter hubs. For instance, the cathedral city of Wakefield is around 25 minutes away, via the M62 and thriving cities such as Leeds are only a 40-minute drive away, which makes our houses for sale in Pontefract even more appealing. Pontefract Monkhill train station takes you to Leeds in just over 30 minutes, which is appealing to commuters working in Leeds every day. Also, Sheffield is simply 36 miles from this market town.

Shopping

Pontefract benefits from shopping streets offering both independent and popular high street retailers, cafés and pubs; providing lots to do and see within close reach. In fact, Pontefract sits east of the picturesque Pennines, so you can ramble across the spacious hills with your loved ones on weekends to admire the open scenery.

Schools and family life

The Wonkey Donkey Visitors Centre is a great attraction for the little ones. Plus, Xscape in Castleford is an excellent option for children’s parties and family bonding days with a difference. The schools in Pontefract are also a draw for many parents, with institutions like DeLacy Primary School being rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted. The same accreditation applies to many other educational spots in the area, including High Well School - a special school accepting children ages 11-14.


Nearby

Pontefract is a fresh of breath air – there’s tons to see and do nearby. Take Pontefract Castle, which was constructed nearly a thousand years ago; it still stands proud today in the town’s busy centre. This site’s architecture is enriched with history and hosts frequent family events, as well as regular Dungeon Tours for all to enjoy. Another weekend spot to venture to is Pontefract Museum, an interesting site filled with fine art pieces, photography prints, historic archives and archaeology exhibits.


Living in Pontefract

Pontefract is an appealing place to live for so many reasons. The impressive new builds Pontefract provides ensure home life is not only comfortable but easy, with great access to nearby sites and attractions. The people here are community-led which means residing here is a real pleasure and neighbours quickly feel like family.

Surrounded by historical sites, enticing scenery and local amenities, with an air of community spirit, the houses for sale in Pontefract at our Rhythm development suit all types of homeowners. Younger couples will find new homes in this area ideal with Pontefract’s appealing transport links, families are enticed by the variety of schools and single homeowners enjoy the small-town feel and local offerings. There truly is something for everyone in this northern town.