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Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle has an extensive and varied history. Hands on exhibitions and an audio tour explain the castles history as a medieval fortress, a luxurious Tudor Mansion, a civil war stronghold and a victorian ruin.

The castle is in the care of English Heritage. The Castle was originally constructed of wood in around 1120, and was converted to stone from around 1186. There are spectacular views towards the North York Moors from the Castle.


Visiting Helmsley Castle

Opening Times

Daily 10:00 to 17:00 until 2nd November 2014
Weekends only 10:00 to 16:00 3rd November to 15th February 2015, except 24 - 26 and 31st December & 1st January
Daily 10:00 to 16:00 16th February to 20th February
Weekends only 21st February to 29th March 2015


English Heritage - Members FREE

Adults: £5.20
Child: £3.10


Parking is available nearby at a play and display car park
Picnic area
Gift Shop
Toilets & Baby Change Facilities


Most of the ground level of the site is accessible, some pathways are grass and grass. Most of the site is flat however there is an inclne on entry. Accessible toilets are viable.

Contact Helmsley Castle

North Yorkshire
YO62 5AB

Website: Helmsley Castle