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Helmsley Castle

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Address: Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Much more than meets the eye

From the Market Place Helmsley Castle looks relatively small but once on the inside it is quite a large site. The moat has been well preserved but few structures remain. Walking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
East Yorkshire, UK
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East Yorkshire, UK
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Market Place Helmsley Castle looks relatively small but once on the inside it is quite a large site. The moat has been well preserved but few structures remain. Walking around the walls there are information boards to indicate where you are but once you go inside the Tudor Manor House there is much more detail and history about... More 

Thank Pogwig
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Interesting and informative exhibits. Both inside and outside things to see. Helpful staff and car park adjacent.

Thank HertsNeil
Filey, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

English heritage run castle Very well preserved Very pleasant surroundings Minutes walk to Helmsley town centre 35 minute walk from here to Rievaulx Abbey Highly recommened

Thank JohnCasey29
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I've been to many castles and this one just didn't rock my boat. There just didn't seem to be alot there and no real good photo opportunity. Free with english heritage but I would not visit again. I do really like Helmsley and the nearby Rievaulx abbey, this review does not reflect on the area.

Thank chelle86
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We called into visitor centre & was greeted by 2 of the best staff I have come across, we sampled wines & chutneys & bought some local produce, these ladies know their stuff & were most pleasent,funny & helpful, they are a credit to English heritage, yes the castle is amazing but this review is regarding the visitor centre which... More 

Thank Nicola B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We had to cut our visit short unfortunately but it was really interesting and you get head sets which tells you all the history of the castle and Helmsley. I would like to go back and take more time there.

Thank KealeyJ H
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Have visited a few times now and my child never stops enjoying. The local is fab and the staff helpful

Thank 2016jwalker
Wilson, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This little gem is highly accessible, and easy to tour. The ruins are beautiful, and the "new" part has very interesting displays, describing what life was life here through the centuries.

Thank Debbie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The castle is bigger and better than you might think by just seeing the tower from the town. A good Visitors' Centre, fantastic audio. Great for kids and adults with imagination. Limited for wheelchairs. Don't miss the Tudor room with date over the fireplace. If you can go to visit the gardens too, that would enhance your experience. Probably Spring... More 

Thank HeidiBrown
Queensland, Australia
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Castle #3 on our self-drive itinerary visiting North Yorkshire with a 16-day English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass. As fans of the English Civil War we had to check out this castle, which was a Royalist castle that endured a 3-month siege before its keep was blown up by Cromwell's troops led by Sir Thomas Fairfax (who incidentally liked it so... More 

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