Sandal Castle stands in a commanding position to the south of Wakefield City Centre, overlooking the River Calder in the county of West Yorkshire.
The castle is best known for the famous Battle of Wakefield which was fought nearby in 1460 during the Wars of the Roses in which Richard, Duke of York was killed.
During the English Civil War in the 1640s Sandal Castle was besieged twice by Parliamentary forces. Afterwards it was stripped of its defences.
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