Unlock 900 years of life at Helmsley Castle, a must-see for any visitor to the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the North York 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.
From 17th July to 28th September we'll be holding guided tours at the castle.
On Tuesdays: discover the royal connections of the castle's owners and their influence on major events in history.
On Fridays: hear about the siege of 1644 and tales of murder, treachery and scandal in the 17th century.
Tours start at 11am and 1.30pm. Cost: non-members admission charge plus £2.50; members £2.50. Call 01439 770442 for more information and bookings.
Tour of the Archaeology Store
Fri 21 June 2013
Join our Curators at the English Heritage Archaeology Store for a free guided tour of the collection.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thu 11 Jul 2013
Allow the mischievous Robin Goodfellow to spirit you away into the Athenian forest as Shakespeare’s verse weaves its magic. Enjoy a relaxed summer’s evening as this lovers’ tale of romance, woe, magic and excitement plays out before you.
Fri 26 July 2013
Prices and opening times
Castlegate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire - YO62 5AB
For just £48 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.