28 March 2017


The other week I went to Helmsley, a market town in North Yorkshire.

Market and Town Centre

There are lots of little caf├ęs and shop to visit along the high street, one of my favourites being the old-fashioned sweet shop. Helmsley market day is every Friday and a craft fair is held most Friday’s above the Old Town Hall.

The Cleveland Way, a 110-mile trail in northern England, starts in Helmsley just outside of the castle car park.

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle is just a short walk from the town centre and is owned by the English Heritage. It was built nearly 900 years ago in the year 1120 and overlooks the river Rye. First built from wood, work began to convert the castle to stone in 1186.

Walled Garden

I didn’t actually go into the walled garden because we didn’t have enough time but it’s £7.50 entry and there are a number of good reviews online. Part of the walled garden can be viewed from inside the castle grounds.

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