Castleford is the largest of the five towns within the metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, England. It is near to Pontefract, and has a population of 37,525 according to the 2001 Census, but has seen a rise in recent years and is now around 40,000. To the north the River Calder, West Yorkshire joins the River Aire and the Aire and Calder Navigation canal. To the west and south is the M62 motorway.
 
Historic counties of England a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Castleford and its surroundings have provided archaeological evidence of Roman Britain activity.

Why visit?

  • Castleford is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, and horse riding.
  • Castleford is home to a number of shopping centres, including the Xscape Shopping Centre, which is home to a range of high street stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
  • Castleford is home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Castleford Heritage Centre, which houses a range of exhibits and artefacts from the town's past.