Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle: Hours, Address, Helmsley Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Helmsley Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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FairCityFrasie
Perth, UK2,091 contributions
Splendid
Oct 2021
This is a splendid castle although substantially in ruins. Well worth visiting but dont rely on the very limited information boards - get the brilliant audio guide (free). Glad we decided to go to the castle on our way back from Rievaulx.
Written November 15, 2021
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Hannah D
12 contributions
Fantastic hidden gem
Oct 2021
First time in Helmsley and only decided to visit as we are English Heritage members and had 90 mins between plans. Blown away by the small castle ruins though, the free audioguide was great, very informative and meant you could truly imagine the castle before it was destroyed. Perfect 1-2 hour filler trip, picnic benches available and you can walk round the top of the banks surrounding the castle which I can imagine young children would enjoy.
Written October 14, 2021
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Lyn B
65 contributions
Fantastic English Heritage Site!
Oct 2021 • Couples
First time here and would definitely return
Great audio guide which was really informative but I would take headphones next time so you're hands are free to take the many photos you won't want to miss!!
Really enjoyable experience, could have stayed all day!!
Written October 9, 2021
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madwitch47
Harrogate162 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2021
Enjoyed a mooch about. Bit more information outside would have been good. Upstairs was closed so we will return at a later date.
Written October 3, 2021
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Skywalker3
East Anglia127 contributions
Good site, poor staff
Sep 2021
Spur of the moment visit on way back from Rievaulx Abbey. A small site but worth a look for half an hour or so.
Sadly welcome by the member of staff was very poor. Seemed to think I was interrupting her day. Had to ask for info and a guidebook but all I was told was a snapped ‘the only toilets are in here, don’t go in the grounds’.
There’s some basic information boards but also an audio tour. I wasn’t offered this and when I asked why on return was told ‘I didn’t think you’d be interested’.
The castle ruins themselves are evocative, just let down by staff.
Written September 28, 2021
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michelle76mg28
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK20 contributions
Interesting visit
Aug 2021
As a family of 5, we visited the castle on Sunday afternoon. There weren't many people about so we could read all the information easily etc. An enjoyable visit.
Written September 1, 2021
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Zitatravel
London, UK660 contributions
Love the village and the National Trust site
Aug 2021
National Trust castle worth a walk through. Castle built by Walter the Woodpecker and then succeeded by Robert De Roos who was responsible for most of the fortifications . The house then became the home of the Manners family who built the Elizabethan mansion which is the only building still in tact. Beautiful outlook and nice area nearby for a picnic . The village of Helmsley is very welcoming with heaps of parking, a public toilet and some great little shops and places to eat. We stopped in on our drive through the moors. Good to see you no longer have to book to enter National Trust sites.
Written August 18, 2021
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Andrew M
Chesterfield, UK137 contributions
A fascinating visit & well worth the money
Jun 2021
I visited this ruined castle not expecting too much. I was really surprised by the really interesting buildings, great information and relaxed atmosphere. It is actually unmissable!
Written August 17, 2021
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Megan
1 contribution
Great staff and very informative.
Aug 2021 • Friends
Really good experience. The gentleman who greeted us at the desk was so lovely and very informative about the castle and how we could get the most out of our experience. There is a free audio tour that you can listen to on your phone or on a handheld device they supply. The audio tour was easy to use and very informative. Both myself and my partner found it extremely interesting and it truly was beautiful. Being able to get up close to the castle and have a look around the hidden passageways made the experience even better. Would love to visit again.
Written August 12, 2021
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DY R
Kew, UK9 contributions
Nice castle, easy visit
Jul 2021
We were staying in Helmsley and decided to stop and visit the castle in town. It's a lovely setting and there are some parts that are well preserved. It's got an interesting back story. There's a room where they have put some of the artifacts they've uncovered there - mostly cannonballs. It's easy to get around and it is in a beautiful setting. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Well worth an hour or two.
Written August 9, 2021
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