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Helmsley Castle
Helmsley, North York Moors

Details for Helmsley Castle

View from the road
Helmlsey Castle

Helmsley Castle has seen many changes over the years and throughout its turbulent history. Visitors can only wonder at the spectacular remains and try to imagine what life here must have been like. A fascinating site of great historical interest.

The stunning 13th century ruins of Helmsley Castle stand guard over the Rye Valley by the side of the attractive village of Helmlsey. An array of spectacular banks and ditches surround the castle. Over 900 years of history waits to be discovered at Helmsley Castle.

Construction of the castle was first started by Walter I’Espec in 1120 however it was the ‘de Ross’ family who then developed the castle over the next three years.

Helmsley Castle was severely slighted after it suffered a three month siege, only the Tudor mansion built next to the West Tower surviving.

Little remains of the castle today however many visitors come to snatch an impression of what life used be like by viewing the remaining spectacular earthworks.

Unlock 900 years of life at Helmsley Castle, a must-see for any visitor to the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the North Yorkshire Moors national park.

Discover how the castle evolved over the centuries, from a mighty medieval fortress to a luxurious Tudor mansion, to a Civil War stronghold and a romantic Victorian ruin.
Why not also visit Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey nearby - the perfect stop on any family day out, or if you're out walking or cycling.



Helmsley Castle
14 Castle Gate
North Yorkshire
YO62 5UB
01439 771 580

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