HEALTH AND FITNESS
Staying fit isn’t a problem when you’re living at Attitude. Take your pick from Fitness Zone at Normanton, 1.4 miles away, or Xercise4Less Castleford at 2.5 miles. Both facilities are open seven days a week.
Pontefract Swimming Pool has lessons and swim sessions available. The 25-metre pool is close to home at 4.6 miles away and is open seven days a week.
Whitwood Golf Club’s 18-hole golf course and nine-hole Footgolf facilities enable golfers of all abilities to enjoy the great outdoors. Snozone, Castleford’s indoor slopes, are ideal for ski and snowboarding and located 2.5 miles from Attitude.
For a choice of GP services nearby, Park View Surgery is 1.5 miles away and has a diabetes clinic, as well as offering minor surgery and vaccinations. Castleford Medical Practice is slightly further at 1.8 miles and is open four days a week.
If you need a pharmacy, M&A Pharmacies is a six-minute drive away, while there’s a Lloyds Pharmacy 2.2 miles from your new home in Castleford.
Your nearest hospital is Castleford, Normanton and District Hospital, which is 1.1 miles from home.
Attitude’s location on Whitwood Lane puts you within easy reach of some of the most convenient transport links in the region. Junction 31 of the M62 is less than a mile away, while both the M1 and A1 are a little over a mile from home.
When you want to catch the bus, the closest stop is a short 0.2 mile walk from home. The 189 service will take you into Leeds in 54 minutes, or you can be at Wakefield bus station in less than half an hour.
Travelling further afield
From Castleford train station, you can be in the centre of Leeds in around 20 minutes, where you’re able to change for services to key destinations, such as York, London, Manchester and Birmingham.
Your nearest airport is Leeds Bradford Airport, which is a 40-minute drive away. International destinations include Malaga and Alicante in Spain, Gdansk in Poland and the Hungarian capital, Budapest. You can also travel to other cities in the UK, such as Glasgow, Southampton and London Heathrow.
Living at Attitude will put you within reach of plenty of shops, both in Castleford and nearby Wakefield. Castleford Market Hall is where you’ll find more than 80 traders. It’s 1.9 miles from the development and offers everything from food to bespoke curtains. The open market runs on a Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, while the market hall itself is open from Monday to Saturday.
Out of town shopping
If you love a bargain, head to Junction 32 for outlet shopping. It’s an eight-minute drive from home, where you’ll find the likes of Gap, M&S and Zara. You can also take time out to enjoy a coffee at Thorntons Café.
A little further at 11.4 miles is The White Rose Shopping Centre with more than 120 different stores for you to explore. There’s also a food court with restaurants including Frankie and Benny’s, Prezzo and Nando’s.
In the centre of Wakefield, there’s a wealth of options when it comes to shopping. A 20- minute drive will take you to Trinity Walk Shopping Centre, home to high street favourites like H&M, Dorothy Perkins and River Island.
UP AND COMING
Wakefield Council is currently investing in various projects across the borough, including the Five Towns Regeneration scheme, which covers Castleford, Pontefract, Knottingley, Normanton and Featherstone. Its aim is to inspire and encourage new investment and development across the five towns.
Castleford is also benefiting from Wakefield Council’s Castleford Master Plan. This is pushing for the development of housing and employment land within the Castleford Housing Zone, which runs along the Aire River Corridor. With the support of government funding and private developers, it’s expected there will be an influx of new homes in Castleford.
Castleford has made a name for itself as a hub for retail and distribution over recent years, as well as an entertainment and shopping destination. This has largely been thanks to the Junction 32 complex and nearby Xscape.
Investment is continuing to benefit the town. Construction has recently finished on Europe’s largest processing and distribution centre for TJX Europe, which is expected to create 1,800 jobs. Plans are already underway for phase two of the development, which will include a 600,000 square foot warehouse.