Helmsley Castle

Address: Helmsley Castle, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AB
Phone: 01439 770442
Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

Discovering Helmsley Castle: A Historical Treasure in North Yorkshire

Helmsley Castle, located in the charming market town of Helmsley within the North York Moors National Park, boasts a rich history spanning over 900 years.

This medieval fortress has transformed through the ages from a formidable stronghold to a luxurious Tudor mansion, and later to a Civil War stronghold and a romantic Victorian ruin.

The castle offers visitors a unique glimpse into England’s past with its well-preserved ruins, informative exhibits, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside​!


The admission prices for Helmsley Castle are as follows:

  • Adults: £10.70
  • Concessions (students, seniors): £9.60
  • Children (aged 5-17): £6.40
  • Family Ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children): £27.80
  • English Heritage Members: Free

Booking online in advance can save you up to 15% on ticket prices​.

Features/Things To Do

Visitors to Helmsley Castle can enjoy a variety of activities and attractions:

  • Explore the Castle Ruins: Walk through the remnants of the medieval fortress and Tudor mansion.
  • Exhibitions: Visit the hands-on exhibitions in the mansion house and learn about the castle’s history through interactive displays.
  • Audio Tour: Enhance your visit with an informative audio tour.
  • Bronzed Archers: See the impressive bronzed figures of archers ready for battle.
  • Scenic Walks: Enjoy a scenic walk from Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx Abbey, offering picturesque views and a historical journey​.

Helmsley Castle On The Map


Helmsley Castle is accessible by car and public transport:

By Car:

  • Address: Castlegate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AB. Parking is available in Helmsley town, within a short walking distance from the castle.

By Public Transport:

  • Bus: Regular bus services run to Helmsley from nearby towns such as York and Scarborough.
  • Train: The nearest railway station is in Malton, from where you can take a bus or taxi to Helmsley​​.

A visit to Helmsley Castle offers an enriching experience, combining historical exploration with beautiful scenery.

Plan your visit today to delve into the fascinating history and enjoy the serene surroundings of this remarkable site!

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