Pontefract is a historic market town in West Yorkshire, and the market place in the centre of town is still home to a market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Fairly unusually, Pontefract is probably most famous for a foodstuff, with the foodstuff in question being liquorice, which grows especially well in the soil in this part of the world. While the delicious smell of the confectionary fills the air in the town, there are many other attractions drawing people to this part of the UK, and your Pontefract escort is the perfect companion with whom to explore everything it has to offer.
Pontefract has a rich history, and nothing makes this more obvious than the ruins of Pontefract Castle, which have been conserved and turned into a popular tourist attraction. The castle has been the scene of battles, sieges and the death of at least one king, and its history since 1070 is brought to life through attractions which include a visitor’s centre, a tour of the somewhat creepy dungeons and regular events and workshops. To gain a wider insight into the general history of Pontefract, take a look around Pontefract Museum. Not only will you be able to enjoy exhibits setting out the story of coal mining, glass making and liquorice manufacturing in the area, you’ll also be able to enjoy the stunning Art Nouveau stylings of the building itself.
We’re pretty sure you’ll want to put a smile on the face of your Pontefract escort, and there’s probably no better way of doing that than treating her to a gift or two. The centre of Pontefract is packed with shops which offer an enticing mix of high street brand names and independent traders. Amongst the latter is the Pomfret Gallery, where you can enjoy works by local artists and even invest in some original artwork as a souvenir of your trip to Pontefract.
For another selection of locally produced items, take a look around the covered market hall in the town centre, which is open six days a week. Here you’ll find independent traders selling everything from delicious food and drink to jewellery, and you’re bound to be able to find something to make your girls eyes light up.
If you want a really special day (or evening) out when you’re in Pontefract, pay a visit to Pontefract Racecourse. There are regular race events held between April and October, and many of the meetings include entertainment such as live music and delicious food and drink.
Speaking of food and drink, the centre of Pontefract itself offers a range of places where you and your gorgeous girl can share everything from a quick drink to a delicious meal. If you just want to sample some local beer in a relaxed and hospitable atmosphere, then pay a visit to the Tap and Barrel, whereas if you’re looking for some delicious pub grub to go along with your cocktail or glass of wine, settle around a table at The Olde Tavern.