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Guide book and info boards first class

Although the castle is largely a ruin, there is enough inside areas of interest. The information... read more

Reviewed yesterday
East Cowes, United Kingdom
Well laid out and interesting castle

It is many years since we last visited Helmsley Castle, and it was good to see it again looking in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chris T
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Although the castle is largely a ruin, there is enough inside areas of interest. The information boards around the site are very well done and the guide book is excellent VFM with a full tour guide and history of the castle. EH have done a...More

Thank PeteA57
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is many years since we last visited Helmsley Castle, and it was good to see it again looking in great condition. The exhibitions in the main hall were very interesting and accessible to all ages. Lovely views from the castle mound and from the...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here twice, once on my own and again with family which included an elderly restricted mobility family member. The audio guide is well worth the time and makes for a really interesting visit. Whilst the castle is like most and up a steep hill...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is well worth a visit. It’s in a beautiful bit of the country - ample parking nearby in the town pay and display and it’s really well presented too. Lots of good things in the shop, plenty to see and read and learn...More

Thank Warren A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Helmsley Castle, managed by English Heritage, is set in a lovely position above the market town. Originally started in the 13th century it had undergone many changes. The information boards give lots of information and there is a good exhibition showing life through the ages.

Thank Alan N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This castle has been setup so you can still see how the castle was setup even though in ruins, they have a great area to show artefacts that have been found from in the grounds of the castle.

Thank Sstillitano
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 500+ year old castle is steeped in history and the site is both enjoyable to walk around and educational. The visitor centre has really good quality items and the town of Helmsley where it is situated is very nice.

Thank MuddyPoopdeck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating place to visit. The castle ruins were very evocative and you could get a real sense of what it would have looked like. The free audio guide had just the right level of detail to keep you interested without overwhelming you...More

Thank Becky C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love exploring castles and old ruins. We virtually had the place to ourselves and it was excellent. We took the audio tour which was great.

Thank 500jane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a really good site and great place to visit - I think that it's got a lot going for it. While it is very ruined, there's plenty of masonry left to explore and some later buildings to go in.The earthworks are very impressive as...More

Thank smith1265
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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