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small but perfectly formed

took advantage of the recent good weather and visited the Castle.Whilst the Castle is a shodow of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
Not that much left but interesting visit

The remains of the castle are limited but the guide postings are very good. The main hall and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alastair M
East Cowton, United Kingdom
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Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

took advantage of the recent good weather and visited the Castle.Whilst the Castle is a shodow of what it once was it does give a good insight of the part that it played in Helmsley life.Some great views of the town make a worthwhile visit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here least week, unfortunately we arrived a little late and only had an hour to look around. Not much left of the castle, however lovely to look around! Huge grounds for walking and would recommend more than an hour. We will be visiting again...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The remains of the castle are limited but the guide postings are very good. The main hall and family quarters are still in goof condition and the rooms are filled with historical details and various artefacts discovered at the castle - utensils, swords, keys etc....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alastair M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit if passing. Audio tour good. Limited amount of the castle left, but interesting to visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andykeithharris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was not huge amounts left of the castle, but still very interesting. The audio guide was good if you wanted extra information. I recommend if you don’t have much to do but i wouldn’t say you would be missing out if you didn’t go.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank olivia_annelise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't much left of the castle so it was a bit disappointing as I was expecting to see more. Still very interesting though and worth reading about it if you're a history geek like me! Worth doing both Helmsley and Rievaulx abbey in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

Helmsley Castle is an interesting place with a great layout and background. The carpark is right next to the castle and great access for the rest of the town. I had multiple places to visit so I head there first thing from Whitby. The sun...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

We visited Helmsley Castle for about an hour on a Saturday afternoon during Autumn and liked the experience. You could have stayed longer if the weather was pleasant, but we decided to cut our visit short on this occasion due to the weather, (obviously there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank filthurlow
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Helmsley castle has been towering over the town since the Norman invaders worked their way north up the country, the keep , an unusual “ d” shape was half destroyed by Cromwell’s army during the civil war bouts still a striking place to walk around....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank patto9941
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Lived nearby for 13 years and finally visited with some friends. The audio guide brought local history to life and made sense of it all. Well presented and beautifully maintained - even an uncommon bracket fungi on one of the oak beams in the tower...perfect

Date of experience: August 2018
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In the shop before you go up to the castle, yes.