Self-catering holiday accommodation in Helmsley
Stay in a luxury holiday home in Helmsley on your getaway to Yorkshire. Helmsley is a traditional English market town with a stately square, castle ruins, enticing cafes and tea rooms, and old-fashioned pubs where you can drink local ales from tankards. Two major walking trails originate in Helmsley: The Cleveland Way and the Ebor Way. Bring your walking boots and enjoy mile-upon-mile of staggeringly beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. Best of all are the ruins of Helmsley’s wonderful castle; towering over the town the crumbling edifice is now managed by English Heritage. You can still marvel at the keep, cleaved in two during a three-month siege by Oliver Cromwell’s men. Also head to Helmsley’s walled garden if you love flowers, plants and peace and quiet.
Local highlights in the wider area also include: Castle Howard, which enjoys popular connections to the phenomenally famous TV show Downton Abbey; stalk the Bronte sisters around Haworth and the moors that inspired their spellbinding stories; or head over to Hawes to sample some Wensleydale Cheese. The quiet ruins of Rievaulx Abbey are also unmissable during your trip to Helmsley and the surrounding area.