Helmsley Castle

Facilities

Facilities at Helmsley Castle

  • Parking

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    Large pay and display car park (not managed by English Heritage) 20 metres from entrance. Meters accept coins and cards. Additional parking available in Helmsley market place.
  • Food And Drink

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    Hot and cold drinks are available in our shop. We also sell a selection of snacks and ice creams.

  • Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. There are picnic tables and benches around site, or you can spread your own rug on the grass.
  • Shop

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    Visitor centre sells extensive range of English Heritage gifts and themed souvenirs including a castle themed gifts, maps, books and Yorkshire clothing.

  • Toilets

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    Male, female and disabled toilets, and baby changing facilities.
  • Dogs

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    Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds only. Assistance dogs welcome across the site.

  • Exhibition

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    Imaginative hands-on exhibition in the ground floor of the Tudor mansion range. Displaying a fascinating array of finds from Civil War cannon balls to early tableware, this exhibition explores the social and domestic, as well as the military, aspects of the fortress.
  • Gardens

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    There is plenty of space for children to run around and explore.
  • Audio Tours

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    Free audio tours and a virtual tour of less accessible areas.
  • Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Baby changing facilities available.

    Bottle / Food Warming

    No

    Children's Cutlery

    No

    Child Sized Portions

    No

    High Chairs

    No

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    No

    Push Chairs Allowed

    Yes

    Sling Loan

    No

    Toy / Dressing Up Box

    No
  • Education

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    Family Learning

    Family-friendly range of books and activities, including a large Castle Book.

    Interpretation for Children

    No.

  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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