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York Marriott Hotel

Tadcaster Road  York  YO24 1QQ  United Kingdom 

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Visitor's Guide: York

Helmsley Castle

Formidable Fortress
  • Category: Day Trips & Walks
  • Hours: Mar to Sep - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM,Oct - Mo from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Oct - Th to Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Nov - Mo to Fr from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Nov - Sa to Su from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM,Dec - Sa to Su from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes


Helmsley Castle was built in the 12th Century and so the first thing the visitor is confronted by is a spectacular double row of earth works, which helped make it a formidable fortress in its time. Later, in the Elizabethan period, extra buildings and rooms were added and it is in these rooms that the exhibitions are held. There is also, in tableau form, a history of the castle, which is rather an interesting, visual way of telling the tale. Check website for varying dates.

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