A food lover's paradise in Helmsley
Helmsley and Ryedale have an enviable reputation as a destination for foodies. The town’s market square is home to a wonderful selection of cafes, delicatessens, pubs and restaurants.
While within a few miles are two Michelin starred restaurants: the Star Inn at Harome and the Black Swan at Oldstead – the later was voted TripAdvisor's best fine dining restaurant in the world in 2017 and 2018. Along with Helmsley’s weekly Friday market, monthly markets are held at nearby Hovingham and Malton (Yorkshire’s food capital).
Other things to do nearby
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the nation’s favourite national trail that starts here in Helmsley.
Situated between the North York Moors, The Howardian Hills and the Vale of Pickering, YHA Helmsley is one of the best locations in the country for cycling.
Situated between the North York Moors, The Howardian Hills and the Vale of Pickering, YHA Helmsley is one of the best locations in the country for mountain biking. The variety of the ar
Helmsley is the start of the Cleveland Way, with beautiful heather moorland views of the North Yorkshire Moors.
A fantastic community run bus service connecting surrounding towns within the North York Moors allowing you to leave your car at home. The services run on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Ho
This medieval castle’s impressive ruins stand on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Rye and still dominate the town.
Built in 1759, the beautiful five-acre walled garden is within the grounds of Duncombe Park and beneath Helmsley Castle.
Set in the ancient woodlands of Duncombe Park, the centre houses the largest collections of birds of prey in the north of England with daily flying displays and winter owl evenings.
Rievaulx is one of the most atmospheric and complete of all the ruined abbeys. Don't miss the 18th century Terrace. There are also special events, such as falconry displays.
In a sheltered walled garden by the River Rye, this National Trust run 17th century manor house has a fascinating collection of period miniature rooms.
Explore the displays that brings to life the lives of ordinary people from pre-historic times to the present day.
One of the county's top theme parks, with rides for all of the family, including Mumbo Jumbo, which has the steepest drop in the world. Visit the website
Set within 1000 acres of breathtaking landscape, the estate houses the Arboretum Trust - a collection of botanically important trees. Visit the website
An unforgettable experience and chance to see the veterinary practice that was at the heart of the much loved stories. Visit the website
National Cycle network (Route 65) passes by the Mill which takes in minor roads and traffic-free routes on bridleways past Cod Beck reservoir.
There are numerous trails across the North Yorkshire Moors to test all abilities.