Destination guide

The friendly city of Pontefract awaits you

The countryside and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Pontefract. This welcoming and trendy city is known for its restaurants, bars and chocolate shops. Townclose Hills Nature Reserve and Temple Newsam House are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Pontefract a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Pontefract

Fly into Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), the closest airport, located 16.5 mi (26.6 km) from the city center. 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 traveling 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 property listings offer a large selection of 123 vacation rentals near Pontefract. From 34 Houses to 69 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pontefract for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Pontefract?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pontefract:

  • Heworth: 180 vacation rentals
  • City Centre: 52 vacation rentals
  • Leeds City Center: 62 vacation rentals
  • Holbeck: 36 vacation rentals
  • Rawcliffe: 51 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Pontefract?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pontefract. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Featherstone Station: 372 vacation rentals
  • South Elmsall Station: 354 vacation rentals
  • Pontefract Swimming Pool: 333 vacation rentals
  • All Saints Church: 336 vacation rentals
  • Moorthorpe Station: 362 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Pontefract?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 34 Houses in Pontefract. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pontefract include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 69 rentals available
  • Cabins: 10 rentals available
  • Cottages: 10 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Pontefract?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 88 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Pontefract. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.