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Welcome toHelmsley

A warm and friendly Yorkshire welcome is something you’re always guaranteed in Helmsley. Whether you’re walking, eating, shopping, cycling, riding, visiting or pottering Helmsley has everything you need, whether you’re staying for a few hours, a weekend or you never want to leave.

Helmsley is the only market town in the North York Moors National Park, and is the perfect base for enjoying the wider area. But there’s plenty to do right here in the town, from fascinating attractions including the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley Castle,

Helmsley Arts Centre and the Walled Gardens, to award-winning eateries and the town’s very own Brewery. Enjoy shopping in interesting and unique stores, galleries and boutiques – the town is even home to the winner of Britain’s Best Small Shop 2015.

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See & Do

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Staying

With so much to do, you’ll want to stay. Choose from luxury hotels, award-winning B&Bs and self catering cottages.

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Shopping

Helmsley is a High Street like no other. Independent shops, galleries and boutiques, selling everything you could possibly need.

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Food & Drink

From fine dining and country pubs to cosy cafes and award-winning delis, a visit to Helmsley is a treat for the tastebuds.

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Attractions

There’s something for everyone, with the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley Castle and the Walled Garden to choose from.

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Galleries

The town boasts a wide range of local and international arts and crafts, including several art galleries, each one totally unique.

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Services

From beauty and natural health treatments to the more practical matters of taxis. Helmsley’s service providers are here to help.

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Activities

Walking, cycling, open air swimming, biking, painting, dog-friendly activities, stickmaking – Helmsley has it all.

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Why Helmsley?

Helmsley is a picture perfect Yorkshire market town: an idyllic place to have a business, visit or stay for a day, weekend or the rest of your life.  

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Helmsley crowned best market town high street in Britain

Helmsley has beaten off hundreds of high streets across the country to be named Britain’s Best Market Town! Amazing!

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To find out more about Helmsley and everything the town has to offer, download our brochure and handy map, to help you plan your visit.

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