Helmsley is a handsome old market town with a cobbled market square and an impressively fortified Norman castle, surrounded by both banks and thick stone walls. The town itself is a collection of lovely old stone houses, pubs and inns, some of which are now the best places to stay in Helmsley.
As well as experiencing market day, which is Friday, and exploring the castle ruins, visitors come to walk the North Yorkshire Moors, visit the romantic ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and see some of the area’s wonderful gardens. You’re also just 40kms north of York.
The best places to stay in Helmsley are popular year round, so if you want to guarantee a reservation, book well ahead.
Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Helmsley, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Or you can widen the net and check out all our Yorkshire recommendations or those in the North Yorks Moors.
Michelin-starred gastropub-with-rooms in a peaceful farming village, close to the North York Moors. Comfortably rustic rooms in hunting-lodge style, free-ranging hens plus warm, friendly service create a genuinely relaxed atmosphere.
Near Helmsley, Yorkshire
Tastefully converted smithy on the southern tip of the North York Moors. Central courtyard with fruit trees surrounded by attractive bedrooms. Indoor pool and award-winning restaurant.
Chic old York stone inn and spa located in a picturesque Yorkshire village. Contemporary interiors meet luxury features to make a relaxing stay. Enjoy a diverse menu at the Weathervane, relax at the heated pool and indulge in spa treatments. A luxurious stay for local exploring.