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HELMSLEY CASTLE

HELMSLEY CASTLE

Mostly ruined 12th century castle with later additions, including some fine Tudor apartments. The castle was besieged by Parliamentary forces during the English Civil War and slighted after it was taken. The castle's history actually takes you on a nice journey through the last 1000 years or so and the town of Helmsley itself is a delight. It is possible to walk to Rievaulx Abbey, and back.

While you're about it you might want to check out the English Heritage Archaeology Store, which is in the same town - booking for the latter is essential.

Castlegate
Helmsley
North Yorkshire
YO62 5AB
Medieval
Helmsley Castle and a canter through British history
Helmsley Archaeology Store, Rievaulx Abbey, Duncombe Park
English Heritage