Helmsley Castle (English Heritage)
Towering over the attractive market town of Helmsley, and surrounded by spectacular banks and ditches, Helmsley Castle is an imposing site with a wealth of history. It has recently undergone a thorough makeover by English Heritage, making it more accessible to a wide range of visitors. Its fascinating story is told through a brand-new visitor centre, and an imaginative hands-on exhibition in the mansion range, which explores the social and domestic, as well as the military, aspects of the fortress. The towering, shattered keep and fearsome earthworks continue to fire the imaginations of visitors to the site, making Helmsley Castle the perfect location to learn more about the dramatic history of this region.
Castle or defences
1 Nov-12 Feb Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, 13-17 Feb daily 10am-5pm, 18 Feb-31 Mar Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
- English Heritage
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Allow the mischievous Robin Goodfellow to spirit you away into the Athenian forest as Shakespeare’s verse weaves its magic. Enjoy a relaxed summer’s evening as this lovers’ tale of romance, woe, magic and excitement plays out before you.
- Any age
Chapterhouse Theatre return to Helmsley Castle with Shakespeare's comic tale of shipwrecks, sea storms and mistaken identity. Bring your chairs, picnics, wine and friends and enjoy an enchanting evening of outdoor theatre at its best.
- Any age