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Helmsley Castle

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Address: Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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This was such a pleasant surprise. I get in English Heritage sites for free through work and went in on a whim for the freebie. I would have happily paid. The ruins are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a pleasant surprise. I get in English Heritage sites for free through work and went in on a whim for the freebie. I would have happily paid. The ruins are excellent. So much history. You could see where the old moat was and can walk around it with the grass that is now there. I was scared... More 

Thank neobabe
Leeds, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great castle here in Helmsley. We thought the site was quite large and although the outer walls are in ruins you do get the impression of just how big this place was in its day. The moats are extremely impressive due to their depths and steepness. What is left standing is impressive. The enclosed building with the former living apartments... More 

Thank margaret h
East Yorkshire, UK
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212 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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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158 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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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123 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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26 reviews
21 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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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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3 reviews
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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5 attraction reviews
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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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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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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