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Fascinating taste of what castle life was like starting 900 years ago. Beautiful location; great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rebecca R

We really did enjoy the castle. Learnt plenty and it was fascinating. Loved that dogs are welcome... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating taste of what castle life was like starting 900 years ago. Beautiful location; great views. Be sure to visit the walled garden next door. The outdoor cafe is lovely and has good food.

Thank Rebecca R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really did enjoy the castle. Learnt plenty and it was fascinating. Loved that dogs are welcome too.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here as part of a walk from Rievaulx Abbey. The visitor centre/shop is by fdar the biggest I've seen in an English Heritage site and offered pretty much the full range of stuff (but still no pin badges). There is very little left standing...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A well presented castle / attraction by English Heritage. All carparks are council run so cannot avoid the parking charges.

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelling through Helmsley which in itself is a picturesque town with great appeal, I caught sight of an old tower. Set off on foot to find the ruins of Helmsley castle. English heritage site with nice gift shop and toilets. Once into the castle there...More

Thank sasalan999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Helmsley isn’t a true visit if you don’t visit Helmsley Castle - a truly wonderful place, full of history and a great place for the kids to roam, climb, play games, dress up and have fun We thoroughly enjoyed our time here...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't even know there was a castle in Helmsley when we stopped here en route to Whitby but I found it to be the most interesting piece of architecture in this quaint little town. We don't get too many ruins in the south east...More

Thank Nidgehammer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having recently been to Reivaluux abbey - I was recommended to come here as told it was better I was disappointed as for me the Reivaleux Abbey is much nicer Would probably not go back

Thank BrionyParrott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to explore and take in the views as you walk the remains of the castle wall. Games are put out on the grass areas for the children to enjoy. Areas to sit and enjoy a picnic. The ruins are well maintained with...More

Thank nmaidwell123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst other attractions in the area may get more of the headlines, Helmsley Castle is a real beauty, tucked away in a delightful little town, the ruins are well worth visiting. They have a great history, and the audio guide is both informative and easy...More

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Harmony-Devon S
30 June 2018|
Response from Hazel D | Reviewed this property |
Yes most of it but there are some steps to get into the exhibits inside the Manor House near the castle ruins. Great view of the town from the mounds