battle of wakefield

Are you interested in History? Does the Wars of the Roses sound familiar to you? Or simply you find it relaxing to hang around ruins of former castles? Whatever reason you like the city breaks for, you may find some inspirations in Wakefield in West Yorkshire.

Wakefield Location

Wakefield is located in West Yorkshire in close proximity to following towns: Huddersfield, Halifax, Batley, Morley, Rothwell, Castleford and Pontefract. Bigger cities around Wakefield include Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds and Manchester.

wakefield on a google map

Wakefield on a google map

Prominent Landmarks of Wakefield

Among ancient landmarks special attention deserve:

  • Sandal Castle,
  • Wakefield Bridge with Chantry Chapel,
  • Lawe Hill in Clarence Park.

Monuments that are closer to the contemporary times that missing will be a sin, will include among others:

  • Wakefield Catheral
  • Wakefield Town Hall
  • Grade II Neoclassical Crown Court
  • Grade I Queen Anne Style County Hall

Historical Events of Wakefield

In the Battle of Wakefield, near Sandal Castle, during the Wars of the Roses, Richard Platagenet (Duke of York) was killed.


The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport (19 miles) to the North of the city. Gatwick airport is 222 miles away, whereas the Heathrow airport – approximately 185 miles away. To reach the English capital, London, with a minicab will take on average 3 hours (185 miles away). Coaches, minibuses and cabs are available 247. Many taxi companies have minibuses, executive cars and wheelchair accessible vehicles in offer. Mostly long-distance journeys have to be pre-booked, bear it in mind and arrange your transportation ahead of time.


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