Explore Helmsley

Tucked away in the heart of the famous Yorkshire Moors, is the picturesque market town of Helmsley. Quintessentially English in every way, its historical character and natural beauty is alluring to the many visitors who stay here throughout the year. The square with it’s ancient cross, lie at the heart of the town, presenting a warming sense of communal spirit amongst the local people. Surrounded by quaint little boutiques and bookshops; butchers, bakeries and delis; charming tearooms and inviting, cosy pubs, there’s something for everyone to indulge in right here on the doorstep.

Helmsley is surrounded by a spectacular display of historical beauty just waiting to be explored. The dramatic ruins of Helmsley Castle overlook the town, conveying a captivating presence with its wealth of character and ancient landscapes that feed the imagination with a charming insight into what it once was. Also nearby is one of Yorkshire’s foremost historic houses and estates – Duncombe Park. Home to the Duncombe family, the estate inhabits Helmsley Walled Gardens within its grounds, bestowing 5 acres of exquisite charm that will enchant the eye of any keen gardener.

For a cultural indulgence, a therapeutic wonder around Helmsley Galleries will inspire a keen artistic interest with the impressive collection of artwork on display. Gracing the walls of The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley Galleries currently exhibits a wide range of paintings by respected and award-winning artists, including Nicholas St John Rosse, David Howell, PRSMA, John Trinket, Yvonne Zomerdijk and Jay Kirkman.

For more information on exploring Helmsley and the surrounding areas, call us now and we will be more than happy to point you in the right direction to something that will tantalise your personal interests – 01439 770466.

Visit Helmsley

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Duncombe Park

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Helmsley Castle

Towering over the attractive market town of Helmsley, and surrounded by spectacular banks and ...


The National Centre for Birds of Prey

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Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden consists of five tranquil acres in the bustling market town of ...


Helmsley Galleries

Helmsley Galleries was formed in autumn 2012 in association with Stephen Jack, a renowned and ...


Verbena Spa

The Verbena Spa set out to create a Spa that was natural and English in all its forms – ...


Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre has gained a nation-wide reputation for its live-event and film ...


Local Walks

With 1,400 miles of country paths & tracks around Ryedale, gentle strolls, day walks & long-distance hikes are all on our doorstep.