"Visit Helmsley" is the official website for "Helmsley in Business", a group committed to promoting the beautiful market town of Helmsley, the only market town located in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Members include pubs, hotels, tourist attractions, cafés, restaurants and retailers including boutiques, delis, galleries, florists, salons and gift shops. We offer quality accommodation, good transport links and plenty of interesting and unique things to do; whether you are looking for good food, shopping and relaxation, or if you are looking for action and adventure!

If you are a Helmsley business and wish to join HiB you can either download a copy of the application form here or complete the online form.

Visit Helmsley's "Featured Business"

You will always find something new and different at Libby Butler.

We choose all our jewellery personally from the makers or designers both in the UK and internationally, with a focus on quality & design.

We firmly believe that jewellery needs to be practical and affordable as well as beautiful.

Helmsley in Business Special Offer!

Mention "Visit Helmsley" for a 10% discount on any silver jewellery purchase. "Sparkle in Silver for Summer"! After all, it goes with a suntan!

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Helsmley From The Air

During the recent TV coverage of the UK stages of the Tour de France, there was a brief section of footage taken just above Helmsley.

Coming Up! Dates for Your Diary
Lost Sheep in Pink Jerseys

What is it?
Lost Sheep in Pink Jerseys is a fun challenge, for visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors. Take a new or longer look at this beautiful area. Whether you are local or from further afield, we want to encourage you to slow down, explore and stay longer. The pink jerseys relate to the heather on the Moors.

Lost Sheep is Simple:
Visitors are asked to spot at least three "lost sheep" around the North York Moors and coastal area, enter the details online with a chance to win a large selection of prizes. You can enter as many times as you like, so try hard to spot as many sheep as you can in different places.

The Lost Sheep will be on show from 20th June - 20th September 2014.

More Information: www.findthepinksheep.com

Listen to Carolyn from Libby Butler Jewellers & Mandy from Viva Hair of Helmsley
talking on BBC Radio York (20th June 2014)
(Audio Only)

August Weekend "Summer Celebration"!
Friday August 1st (Yorkshire Day!) and Saturday August 2nd

Friday 1st August: YORKSHIRE DAY!
Fun activities across town including a Yorkshire Icon's trail & nationally acclaimed street theatre performers Maynard FlipFlap and Suitcase Circus 10.30-3.30pm various performances. Free family fun & lots of other activities across town to entertain the whole family. See the stilt walkers from 10.20am for more information during our Friday market.

Saturday 2nd August:

  • Wedding Festival - see dresses & wedding memorabilia from across the decades at All Saint's Church (10am to 4pm continues until August 10th).
  • Dog fancy dress show - Barker's Yard at 11am (Wedding theme) Canine Brides & Grooms
  • The Grand Helmsley Cake Show - at Helmsley Walled Garden - bring your entries on the day. 6 classes including Yorkshire Parkin & Cheese Scones.

Plenty to entertain young and old, 2-legs and 4-legs, all day long.

A selection of upcoming events at Helmsley Arts Centre:
  • 30 July 2014
    Belle (PG)

    BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mabatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield. Read More...
  • 10 August 2014
    Glyndebourne Live presents LA TRAVIATA By Guiseppe Verdi
    A new production, conducted by Sir Mark Elder and directed by Tom Cairns. Violetta is a traviata, a girl who has taken a wrong turn in life, exploited by rich lovers to support her... Read More...
  • 28 September 2014
    Live from London's West End this special performance brings multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to cinemas for the first time. Based on the Academy Award ® nominated film the show... Read More...

2015: Magna Carta | 800 Years

The official website details the plans that towns & villages are making to celebrate 800 or more years of their history in 2015. Click here for Helmsley's page.

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Remember not all businesses and organisations in Helmsley are members of Helmsley in Business (HiB).

So if you are looking for that little extra or something different, look out for the HiB logo to identify HiB member organisations.

Or failing that, just ask!

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