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Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 770442
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Pleasant smaller castle

Excellent nose around a castle - this village really does have it all. Friendly staff and plenty of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
R N
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Lovely walk around some great ruins

We visited here during a recent trip to Yorkshire coast and was pleasantly surprised at the quality... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
aem2682
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
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Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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+44 1439 770442
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"civil war"
in 23 reviews
"audio guide"
in 65 reviews
"english heritage"
in 74 reviews
"east tower"
in 16 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 72 reviews
"manor house"
in 10 reviews
"information boards"
in 23 reviews
"town centre"
in 14 reviews
"car park"
in 28 reviews
"great for kids"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
in 22 reviews
"large site"
in 7 reviews
"walled garden"
in 23 reviews
"interesting history"
in 10 reviews
"lovely town"
in 6 reviews
"run around"
in 8 reviews
"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent nose around a castle - this village really does have it all. Friendly staff and plenty of associated history blurb available

Thank R N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here during a recent trip to Yorkshire coast and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the castle. The staff in the shop/ticket office were very chatty and polite they even made a fuss of our dog. Dogs are allowed all over the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey and back, we ended our day with a visit to Helmsley Castle. We were probably a bit too tired to do it justice, so would definitely recommend if you're doing the walk to start at the castle first!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always like to have a walk around the ruins when visiting Helmsley. The site is run by English Heritage. Plenty to see and information boards around the site. Nice gift shop.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely walk around the grounds on a nice sunny day. Plenty to see and interesting displays inside. Well stocked gift shop.

Thank Hazel D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Helmsley Castle as part of our day out in the area, walked with our dogs from Rievaulx Abbey. A nice walk, but very muddy on the day of our visit. Helmsley Castle is a wonderful site to visit, with a great history. The manor...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great castle ruin with Tudor manor. We spent about an hour or so here. Lots of interesting history. The staff were friendly and it felt like we’d had a good walk around. We combined our visit with a trip in to the town. Overall...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Helmsley for many years and have always put off a visit to the castle because I thought there was little more than the tower's remnants. What a pleasant surprise then to find that the castle ruins are well worth the...More

Thank Will_Of_The_North
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not just another castle. You don't see its extent until you get inside. It's amazing to see the banks and huge ditches in tact - OK, doesn't sound like it but have a look! There's a good audio tour that takes you round.

Thank Charles_and_Susan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after Rievaulx. It’s very easy to combine visiting both and the town of Helmsley which is delightful. Finding the car park isn’t easy as the signs disappear once you are in town. Also the place is incredibly busy on weekends so it’s difficult...More

Thank Claire A
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