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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.
The fun hands-on exhibition in the mansion house
The bronzed archers ready for battle
Our fascinating audio tour
The tactile model showing how the castle once looked
Download our scenic walk from Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx Abbey
You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free.