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Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 770442
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Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 770442
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Reviewed yesterday

...so please don't take my "average" rating as a proper guide. It's good - it is what it is. Good moat structure / outside wall; a large ruin structure and a good, main building that has quite a few displays inside to view, which are...More

Thank Drake-601
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This castle took me by surprise- the size of it and all that could explore was bigger and better than expected. The free audio tour was brilliant- really informative and easy to use. Our 6 and 9 year old found it great fun and interesting...More

Thank ZWellington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first place I wanted to visit when we arrived in Helmsley. The castle still dominates the market town and looks picturesque against the stone cottages and market square filled with pubs and shops. The guides are very detailed and the site has...More

Thank Emma K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here today for the helmsley castle siege. A great show put on from the sealed knot. Thanks for a great day. Lovely walking around the castle. Great time had by all.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the reenactment today. Had a fantastic time, great effects and kids really enjoyed themselves (sometimes with fingers in ears....). Watched all 3 shows and went round the camp. Only downside no where to get food. But as the castle is in Helmsley popped...More

Thank daytripper012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the reenactment today and was very entertained, cheap to get in, not a great deal to see but defo worth the money. Visit if you get chance

Thank auggloop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great reenactment of a siege today despite the rain. Better day forecast for tomorrow. Two regiments from the Sealed Knot, plenty of action and great pyrotechnics.

Thank Panpilot
Reviewed 1 week ago

A flying visit so to speak but worth taking time, great shop and excellent staff. Interesting site very well kept.

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited here several times over the years but it had been a long while since we last did a recorded tour. Although a bit too "wordy" in one or two places, it was excellent and gave us some very interesting information that we...More

Thank honeysrascal
Reviewed 1 week ago

The impressive ruins of medieval Helmsley Castle dominate the busy market town. They easily give an impression of the power that this place used to impart to the surrounding area. Although the ruins are well worth a visit they also incorporate a more intact Tudor...More

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