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Address: Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Fascinating place

Helmsley Castle is an interesting place, some complete and some in ruins. There are well labelled displays of objects found in the castle and relating to the area, some hands on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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York, England, United Kingdom
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York, England, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Helmsley Castle is an interesting place, some complete and some in ruins. There are well labelled displays of objects found in the castle and relating to the area, some hands on kids activities, information boards outside and free audio guides. There is also lots of green space to run around in, drawbridges to cross and dark underground rooms to poke... More 

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Rotherham
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66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Only expected to be here about 30 mins as there did not seem much but with the informative audio guide spent 1.5 hrs looking round. Parking is not obvious but you need to follow the signs for the Helmsley long stay car park .

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We explored the village and being English heritage members visited the castle, my children loved it, nice to see the ruins but also nice to see all the artefacts, the audio tour was great. We pent a good hour exploring the ruins, views were livly to.

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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Loved the whole atmosphere and staff, dishes can be quirky only thing not fussed about is the bread, would prefer something softer, but that's personal taste.

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Shrewbury
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Helmsley Castle. I would advise using the free Audio Tour as it really gave a detailed description of the history of the Castle. Follow up with cake and a cup of tea in the cafe to round off your trip.

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Manchester
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Def stop off if you are travelling this way, its a lovely place with quaint shops and coffee houses. Really nice place and people are lovely. Castle is really nice place for a few hours.

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wirral
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 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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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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Address: Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley

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