Helmsley Castle

About Helmsley Castle

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.

Helmsley Castle viewed from the south-west - Copyright of English Heritage

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.

Pick up an audio tour when you arrive to guide you around the castle and grounds.

Visit Helmsley Castle


Helmsley Castle provides a range of facilities to offer you a fantastic day out


Hot and cold drinks are available in our shop. A selection of snacks and ice creams also sold.

Car parking

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.

Picnic site

Picnic benches are available.

Dogs at Helmsley Castle

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

Getting here

Contact us

Helmsley Castle, Castlegate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AB
Tel 01439 770442


Access from either Cleveland Way Carpark or from Castlegate.

Public transport

Helmsley (approx. 2 mile walk) served by following bus services:
Stephenson’s 29, 31, 31X, 194, 195
Scarborough & District 128.
Moorsbus on Sundays during August & September.

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