Helmsley Castle

Group visits to Helmsley Castle

Discover how this 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 leave the coach at Helmsley and enjoy a beautiful 2.5 miles walk to Rievaulx Abbey, where a well-deserved cuppa and cake awaits you?

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Group Discount

We offer a 15% discount (10% for Stonehenge) for travel trade and organised groups of 11 or more paying visitors when payment is made in a single transaction.
Per group you also receive:

  • free entry for one tour leader
  • free entry for one coach driver

The tour leader, coach driver and any English Heritage members do not count towards the group totals.

Booking information

Trade admission prices and opening times:

Please refer to our Trade Admission Prices & Site Opening Times brochure for pricing and opening times information at our top sites for groups. 

Making a booking:

Contact information for making your group booking can be found in the Visit & Contact Information section below.

Please include the property name and date of visit in the subject line of your email along with the following information:

  • Group name
  • Name of property
  • Tour reference/booking reference (if applicable)
  • Date and time of arrival
  • Number of visitors

Payment method:

Payment can be made on arrival by: cash, credit/debit card, cheque (made payable to The English Heritage Trust), Agency Voucher Scheme (AVS).

Visit & Contact information

  • Coach parking: In the car park adjacent to the castle. There is no charge for coaches.
  • Catering: Hot and cold drinks are available in our shop. We also sell a selection of snacks and ice creams.
  • Audio tour: Free audio tours and a virtual tour of less accessible areas.
  • Exhibition: 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.
  • Access: Full ground-level ramping, and a virtual tour of less accessible areas.
  • Average length of visit: 1 hour.

Address: Castlegate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AB

Email: bookings@english-heritage.org.uk

Telephone: Helmsley Castle: 01439 770442 (general enquiries only)

Group Travel Support

Further support and useful resources available to group travel organisers can be found on our dedicated Group Visits webpages.

For educational groups, please visit our School Visits webpages.

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