The old medieval town Pontefract is situated in the county of Yorkshire, boasting fantastic transport attributes being close to the fantastic A1 and M62 motorway which links up perfectly to permit travel throughout the country in an extremely easy fashion. The Pontefract Hotels range from luxurious retreats spread across acres of manicured grounds, town centre modern masterpieces to small and family friendly run hotels offering a home away from home ambience.
Pontefract is famous for its historical market place, and most importantly its medieval castle. Pontefract hosts a yearly Liquorice Festival, which is a celebration of the town's long-standing association with the growing and manufacture of liquorice confectionery.
Pontefract is famous for its laid back ambience felt through its nightlife, boasting one of the UK's most populous destinations for public houses, with such venues as Big Fella's, The Green Dragon, The Elephant, The Tap and Barrel, The Counting House, The Malt Shovel and The Blackmoor Head. One of the oldest buildings, dating back to the 16th century and previously used as a shop, was turned into a pub in the 1990's, called the Counting House.
Pontefract has been a market town as far back as the middle Ages; the main market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays, with a smaller market taking place on Fridays. Pontefract is not just a market area but is also an historic town as it dates way back to the Anglo-Saxon times; there are remains of the Anglo-Saxon church and cemetery at The Booths, near the castle.
The Town is detailed through a series of narrow streets presenting the platform for an array of small shops; delightful antique shops, traditional pubs and unique restaurants, and garden areas provide sanctuaries of quiet and peace.
A great number of the Hotels offer airport transfer directly to Hotel entrances, offering varying interiors, detailed through to thick rugs, open fireplaces and beamed ceilings to stylish and modern, the hotels are accustomed to welcoming a varied audience for both business and pleasure.
The Pontefract Hotels provide en suite guestrooms and suites are richly decorated, some of the room's feature beautifully textured drapes that frame windows displaying picture postcard images of country and town others present a more modern design. The suites offer dining areas, sitting area and convenient workstations companioned with wireless Internet access. En suite bathrooms feature spacious bathtubs, walk-in showers, vanities and are companioned with bathrobes, hairdryer, slippers and toiletries. The rooms are further provided with cable TV, alarm clock, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, iron and ironing board, daily newspaper and 24 -hour room service.
The Hotels provide a range of wonderfully decorated restaurants that host varying ambiences from elegant to casual and relaxed, the chefs prepare tempting treats from the freshest ingredients, and the delightful cuisines are companioned with vintage wines. Coffee houses boast relaxing environments that are laced with the delicious aromas of aromatic coffee and freshly baked pastries.
Corporate guests will be excited by the extensive meeting and conference spaces provided at the Pontefract Hotels. These venues may be configured for a variety of events including conferences, seminars, one-on-one meetings and extravagant weddings.
Some of the Hotels are home to health Spas, fully equipped gymnasiums and indoor pools, and spacious grounds that host tennis courts and jogging tracks.
The Pontefract Hotels present visitors with extravagant choices and are sure to accommodate all needs.