Where to go? Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Whenever I’m in North Yorkshire I love popping into Helmsley, it’s a stunning little market town and the only one of which is in the North York Moors National Park. I popped in this summer en route to Scotland and it never fails to disappoint!

Helmsley has everything you’d expect in a quintessentially English market town: a vibrant market square, independent specialist shops, excellent places to eat and drink, an imposing castle, friendly locals and beautiful surrounding countryside.

KT & Pra and some serious fun in the this little village a couple of years ago around Christmas and we are set to return!


The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, a luxury hideaway can be found nestled in Helmsley. Surrounded by stunning countryside, their secluded location is the perfect hideaway yet Yorkshire’s finest tourist attractions are situated close by. You can do as little or as much as you want to from the comfort of your retreat at the Feversham Arms Hotel.





There an amazing walks over and through the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales, trips along the coast taking in the Gothic seaside town of Whitby, excursions and picnics to beauty spots such as Aysgarth Falls and Sutton Bank.

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous and want to truly immerse yourself in the great outdoors then we can organise a range of outdoor sports from shooting, archery, fell walking and climbing to quad biking and gliding.

From the majestic Castle Howard to the rolling beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors, the ruins of Rievaux and Bylands Abbey to luxury designer shopping, Michelin starred restaurants to quaint marketplace tea rooms.




Play at Kings & Queens and explore Helmsley Castle using the Step Inside activity pack to unlock 900 years of history.

Take a dip in the heated Open Air swimming pool

Enjoy a hotel chocolate and a cake in one of Helsmley’s cost cafes and then run off energy at the excellent ports field park.

See the amazing array of birds and watch a flying display at the International Centre for Birds of Prey at Duncombe Park.

Paddle in Borobeck Castlegate.



Helmsley is on the A170 on the main route from the A1 & Thirsk to the Yorkshire coast. It’s just under and hour from York and Leeds, 45 minutes from Harrogate and Teeside.