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Helmsley Castle, English Heritage

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.

Helmsley Castle, English Heritage

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.

Enjoy our visitor centre complete with a shop and information point, follow our audio guide to find out more about the castle and explore our imaginative hands-on exhibition.

See displays of a fascinating array of finds from Civil War cannon balls to early tableware, helping you uncover the social, domestic and military life of the fortress.

Access facilities include full ground-level ramping, a virtual tour of less accessible areas, and a tactile model with braille text.

Complement your day with a trip to nearby Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey. Rievaulx Abbey can be reached on foot via the Cleveland Way National Trail which is approximately 1.5 hours (3.5 miles) each way.

Address:
Helmsley Castle
Helmsley
North Yorkshire
YO62 5AB

Tel: 01439 770 442

Email: Helmsley.Castle@english-heritage.org.uk

Helmsley Castle, English Heritage

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