The impressive sight of Helmsey Castle’s ruins await discovery in the North York Moors National Park. An excellent outing for all the family, this English Heritage landmark boasts hands-on displays that tell you all about its past!
The castle overlooks the town of Helmsley, enjoying panoramic views of the countryside. You can even spot the River Rye from here!
You can spend time exploring the ruins on an audio or self-guided tour. You’ll be able to learn about the castle’s medieval background to how it came under attack in the English Civil War.
During your visit, you can take a look at the tactile model to get an understanding of how the castle looked in its prime. If you’d prefer an in-depth experience, you can arrange to access special artefacts at the Helmsley Archaeology Store.
Make the most of your rural surroundings here and go for a stroll along the Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx Abbey Walk. Not only does this trail take you past an array of charming farms, but it leads to The Cleveland Way!
If you’d prefer to settle down on the grassy area surrounding Helmsley Castle, English Heritage welcomes picnics.
Immerse yourself in medieval history on a walk through these ruins…