Castleford has a good variety of local stores, supermarkets and shopping outlets. The Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre is home to well known high street shops including Boots and Marks and Spencer. Additionally, Castleford has the Junction 32 Outlet, which is a multi-store shopping centre perfect for weekend shopping trips to pick up a bargain.
The town is home to the Castleford Tigers, a top-level professional rugby team that competes in the Super League. There are also two large golf courses in Castleford with a bar and club house – Ferrybridge Golf Club and Whitewood Golf Course.
Castleford has a fantastic range of well-performing primary and secondary schools for residents. These include Castleford Academy, New College Pontefract and Glasshoughton Infant Academy which all achieved Outstanding on their Ofsted report.