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Lived nearby for 13 years and finally visited with some friends. The audio guide brought local... read more

Reviewed yesterday
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Interesting place to visit

The ruins give an insight into what was the disparity between the classes in society. It is worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackie J
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Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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All reviews civil war audio guide english heritage east tower well worth a visit manor house information boards beautiful town market town the long stay car park interesting ruins large site gift shop interesting visit walled garden run around pay and display
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Reviewed yesterday

Lived nearby for 13 years and finally visited with some friends. The audio guide brought local history to life and made sense of it all. Well presented and beautifully maintained - even an uncommon bracket fungi on one of the oak beams in the tower...perfect

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johnasutherland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ruins give an insight into what was the disparity between the classes in society. It is worth visiting to see the position of the castle to the rest of the town and the enormity of the structure.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jackie J
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

English Heritage site close to the beautiful town of Helmsley. A lot of the earthworks and much of the two entrance gates still in place. WeThe audio guides help to explain the site and bring to life the activities of people who occupied the castle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David O
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Car park near to castle. Quite small castle, but good to explore with children and dog on a lead. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shirley T
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Very Interesting Helmsley Castle is a medieval castle in the market town of Helmsley, within the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, Information boards were a bonus to get a feel for how the Castle looked in its heyday A nice little shop to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Would not waste time going again it is pretty unexciting and due to the advertising as you buy tickets you assume entrance to the walled garden is included however it is not

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank magee44
Reviewed 8 October 2018

interesting castle with statues at the entrance and an exhibition to look around inside, very hot weather so and had travelled a long way so alas cut our visit a bit short

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Helen T
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed this castle has I am interested in history. If you are like me and you enjoy finding out this country’s fascinating past this is a must. I bought the guide book and also took the audio guide. Both of these really helped with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank judi o
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Helmsley for the day as it was recommended to us to visit. The village itself is lovely, nice and lots of local independent shops which vary from local book shops, sweet shops and an amazing butchers. The castle itself is very nice though...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smitchell1989
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The property is well cared for and well interpreted. Great to appreciate the occupation of the site over many centuries.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MadalynH7
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1 August 2018|
Response from Harley3093 | Reviewed this property |
In the shop before you go up to the castle, yes.
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30 June 2018|
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Response from nicholabaker188 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and No. I had my daughter and a pushchair. There’s a path going around the mound the castles on so you can get up and down easily and there’s enough to see at the top. Once in the ruin you can go in to the old manner... More