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“Interesting Castle” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle
Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Large medieval castle, plenty of parking. Entrance is via a visitor centre which has information, and shop. To get the best out of the visit we would recommend taking the audio tour which takes you around the castle to the various information panels and all the historical facts.
The East tower is very impressive and you can go around the remodelled castle chamber that was once made into a mansion, Some steps to climb but inside there is plenty to explore and learn.
In the grounds there are plenty of seats and a picnic area, a good day out!.

Visited April 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“GREAT VIEWS & ATMOSPHERE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Centre of Helmsley, with large car park next to it, Great Views, Best on a Fine sunny day as mostly viewed from the open.

Visited April 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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“Great castle in the town centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very well preserved castle with state rooms which give an idea of what it's Oudh have looked like. Great castle overlooking spectatcular scenery. Picnic areas. Lots of grassed areas. Small gift shop. A few steps from town.

Visited April 2015
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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Helmsley castle is full of surprises and I loved the earthworks - you have no idea of the extent unless you visit. Definitely worth taking the audio-tour. If you have a genuine interest in history, then allow at least a couple of hours, but remember that the only loos are in the shop at the entrance.

Visited April 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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“Ruined castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great history and very good audio guide. The castle was extensively altered and extended over it's long active life until being abandoned after the Civil War.

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