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Helmsley Castle and Garden

Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Ranked #8 of 11 attractions in Helmsley
Type: Gardens
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2013
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
60 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

As you approach Helmsley the skyline is dominated by the ruins of the tower of Helmsley castle. When you park your car you are again faced with the castle ruins. You enter the castle via the English Heritage visitor centre which is also the tourist information centre. The site is dominated by the castle ruins and the grounds are well... More

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Wales
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The crumbling tower of Helmsley Castle overlooks the pretty little market town and is only a short walk from the market square. Little of the castle outer defences remain and most of the buildings are little more than a shell so you have to use a good deal of imagination to picture them in the days when this was a... More

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York, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Our grandson is a great fan and we have visited often. There is a surprisingly intact room with furniture and great features. The grounds are well maintained and it makes for a great visit any time.

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leeds
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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Spectacular sight towering above Helmsley but limited amount to see and of interest. Good car parking, but charges apply, nearby. Tourist shop is good and conveniently situated.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

While it was very cold on the day we went to see this castle it was very intersting wnd well woth a visit. Recommended.

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Ashbourne, Derbyshire
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23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The castle is in the centre of town and has the best place to park. It's a pretty castle with lovely views over the lovely Georgian town. The audio tour was excellent and the exhibition in the parts which stillhave a roof were very interesting. The entrance and ticket office also has the local Tourist Information Centre.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

my boys LOVED going to the castle. Lots of ruins and exciting history. We used the audio tour which really brought the castle to life.

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Staff were very helpful, Castle was lovely and enjoyed walk around grounds and in buildings. Nice places to sit and enjoy the view and have a picnic.

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York, United Kingdom
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

A nice afternoon visit in the sunshine, very informative, we used our English Heritage membership card to get in here for free (it is otherwise charged!), some steep banks but interesting plaques to read and imagine it back in the days of old. some more modern building parts on the inside of the ruined walls

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Interesting place, Helmsley is a lovely town, some nice places to eat and lots to see and do. There are also some lovely walks around the area.

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