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Helmsley Castle and Garden

Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Ranked #10 of 11 Attractions in Helmsley
Type: Gardens
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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wirral
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A beautiful little village with the castle set in Duncombe park at the back. There is a moat with a running river through the village and a little bridge over toward the castle. The castle is largely ruins but was an amazing building in its day and a lot of it can still be seen. The chamber building is still... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

well walked to the gardens ... very nice .. little bothies now mad into shop .. though only one was open the day 9sunday) we went ..... the gardens.. i thought where a bit coastly to go in ... and it dosent stae it includes the castle grounds ....... but if you like gardens it will do for you..

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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