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Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 770442
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Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 770442
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After a long time away we revisited Helmsley, close to the challenging Sutton Bank, and blessed by a beautiful sunny morning we easily parked up in the town square resplendent in its vibrant hanging baskets of summer flowers. The town wins top awards and little...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago

First established in the 12thC, the ruins dominate the town, particularly the East Tower. The site is extensive and it is easy to see the various defensive features of a medieval castle that was owned by an important noble in King Stephen's Court, Walter Espec....More

Thank Rex06
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visiting the castle. Weather was lovely. Large area to explore and walk around; there was plenty of seating;

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free audio guide is excellent, staff friendly and helpful, a lot bigger than it looks from outside - takes at least an hour to take it in properly - could easily do longer if interested in the history. Also takes into account disabled access in...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting set of castle ruins to visit. Run by English Heritage who give you a guide to listen to on the way round. Very informative and lots of display boards throughout the site.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good castle to visit, with interesting museum displays. Very highly recommended, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank BradleyGas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly a venue to visit when the weather is great. A reasonable price to enter, a very large gift shop and I would definitely advise you to take advantage of the free audio guide due to it being so informative about the castle and its...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Helmsley Castle on a soaking wet day in July with my husband and son as we were staying nearby. The castle is a ruin but there are still lots of bits you can go in and explore still and plenty of interesting historical artefacts...More

Thank LittleLaroo
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful enchanted place. If you are by Helmsley it is worth a visit, they also provide audio guides so you can immerse yourself in the story of this truly beautiful piece of history.

Thank Raffaella S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent welcome by staff who tried hard to sell guidebook. Good way to spend a couple of hours walking around the site. We did not use the audio guide even though it was free but would have liked to see some sort of guided tour....More

Thank Thirskies
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