Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle information

Location
Helmsley , England
More information
www.english-heritage.org.uk
Prices
adult/child £5.20/3.10
Opening hours
10am-6pm Apr-Sep, to 5pm Oct, to 4pm Sat & Sun Nov-Mar
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The impressive ruins of 12th-century Helmsley Castle are defended by a striking series of deep ditches and banks, to which later rulers added the thick stone walls and defensive towers. Only one tooth-shaped tower survives today, following the dismantling of the fortress by Sir Thomas Fairfax after the Civil War. The castle's tumultuous history is well explained in the visitor centre.