Helmsley is a small but well appointed market town. As you would expect in Yorkshire, you are never far
from a cafe or cake shop! There are several pubs and hotel bars to suit every need and budget, most serving food. Other dining
options include an Italian, a fish & chip restaurant/take away, and a curry house.
Helmsley has numerous shops and boutiques, a couple of extensive delicatessens, a fabulous local butchers, two mini-markets for
your basics, two banks, a petrol station and hosts a market on Fridays.
Other attractions include Duncombe Park stately home which is open to the public and has a falconery centre within it's grounds, a
restored walled garden, the ruins of the 12th century castle, The Meeting House dramatic arts center, a riding school and an open
air swimming pool. The nearby town of Kirkbymoorside (7 miles) has an 18 hole golf course.
Located on the edge of the North York Moors, the surrounding area is very popular with walkers and hikers with numerous routes
within touching distance, a popular choice being the Cleveland Way to the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. The east coast is easily
accessible with Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Scarborough and Filey all within an hours drive. The
historic city of York lies 24 miles to the south boasting a host of visitor attractions including the spectacular Minster,
the Jorvik Viking Centre, the National Railway Museum and York Race Course.
Pictures (L) Helmsley Village. (R Top) View of the castle from Osbourne gardens. (R Btm) View of the rooftops from