New Homes in Castleford
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With a population around 40,000, Castleford is a growing town in West Yorkshire, with a good range of attractions including historic sights, family days out and sports facilities. With good transport links to nearby towns and cities including Leeds, Doncaster and York, new homes in Castleford are popular with commuters and families.
With its own railway station on the Hallam and Pontefract lines, and located just off the M62 and A1(M), Castleford benefits from good transport links by road and rail. A journey to Leeds takes around 25 minutes or 20 minutes by train, while Doncaster is 30 minutes by car and York is a 35 minute drive away. A journey to Sheffield takes just over an hour by train or 50 minutes by car.
The quickest route to London is by train from Wakefield Westgate station. From there, the Virgin Train service takes just two hours to reach King’s Cross.
For international travel, Leeds Bradford Airport is 45 minutes away by car or an hour and 10 minutes by train and bus, with a change in Leeds.
Places of interest
There’s plenty to see and do in and near Castleford, including natural sights, historical attractions and family days out. Queen’s Park is the town’s main park, with its own tea room and play areas, while other outdoor attractions a short drive away include Anglers Country Park, Thornes Clarence Park and Pugneys Country Park.
Local museums include The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield Museum and Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum. And there are fascinating histories to be discovered at Lotherton Hall, an Edwardian House with woodland walks, playgrounds and bird gardens.
For family days out, Diggerland Yorkshire offers families a great chance to ride and drive JCBs, while Swithens Farm has an open farm, cafe, play barn and farm shop. Middleton Railway near Leeds is the world’s oldest railway.
Sports fans have plenty of opportunity to get active, with Xscape leisure complex - a unique sports and entertainment complex including a cinema, surfing, golf and indoor climbing - nearby. Xscape is also home to SNOzone. Other sports facilities include Gravity Trampoline Park and Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld.
The town’s rugby team, Castleford Tigers RLFC, play at Wheldon Road.
Castleton has a good selection of schools including Castleford Glasshoughton Infant School, rated Outstanding by Ofsted. For higher education, the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and the University of York are within commuting distance.