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1. Helmsley Town (1) Streets, Buildings & Market Square

Ryedale Views of North Yorkshire

See also Helmsley Castle,

Helmsley All Saints Parish Church  and  Duncombe Park

Approaching Helmsley on the A170 Thirsk Road you cross the bridge over the River Rye and first view of the keep of Helmsley Castle, which with the Parish Church, dominate the skyline. Helmsley as been an important market town since early medieval times and is a popular with tourist visiting this historic town.

Approaching Helmsley on the Thirsk Road you crossing the bridge over the River Rye and first view of the keep of Helmsley Castle.

 

Bridge Street, one of Helmsley's attractive streets of stone built shops, pubs and cafe's just off Market Square in the distance.

Bridge Street, one of Helmsley's attractive streets of stone built shops, pubs and cafe's just off Market Square in the distance. Driving straight on brings you into Market Place, a wide area usually filled with cars as it acts as the main central car park.

Bridge Street, Helmsley

 

Just off Bridge Street is a small 'arcade' with cafe, shops and the Art Centre in the Old Meeting House (straight on). It was built in 1812 as a meeting place for Quakers.

Just off Bridge Street, Helmsley, is a small 'arcade' with cafe, shops and the Helmsley Art Centre which incorporates the Old Meeting House (straight on). It was built in 1812 as a meeting place for Quakers, badly damaged by fire in 2000, it is now restored and is now the Helmsley Arts Centre.

 

If you fork left over the River Rye Bridge you come up behind the square with the Parish Church on the skyline. Driving straight on brings you into Market Square.

If you fork left over the River Rye Bridge, Helmsley you come up behind the square on Castlegate with the Parish Church on the skyline.

The classic view of Helmsley when all the daffodils are out!

 

The Market Square in Helmsley, in the foreground is the Lord Faversham memorial and in the distance the tower of Helmsley  Parish Church.

The Market Square in Helmsley, in the foreground is the Lord Feversham memorial, the medieval market cross and in the distance the tower of Helmsley Parish Church.

The Lord Faversham memorial and the medieval market cross in the market square of Helmsley.

 

Helmsley Market, market day in Market Square, popular with locals, tourists and bikers!

Motor bikes feature in Helmsley's busy square.

 

some of fine limestone buildings in the 'back street' of Helmsley, with the Parish Church tower on the left.

Above & below, Castlegate, some of fine limestone buildings in the 'back street' of Helmsley, with the Parish Church tower on the left.

Some of the fine stone buildings in Helmsley

 

The Feathers, a modern hotel in an old country house, in the main market square of Helmsley. It extends into Thorpe's cottage on the left, one of Helmsley's oldest buildings.

The fine looking building of The Feathers, a modern hotel in an old country house, in the main market square of Helmsley. It extends into Thorpe's cottage on the left, one of Helmsley's oldest buildings.

 

Helmsley Town Hall in Market Square, built 1901.

Helmsley Town Hall (since 1958) in the Market Place, built 1900-1901, originally as a courthouse and market. It is now used as a tourist information centre, library and Ryedale District Council Office.

 

Shops in Market Square in Helmsley Town.

Shops in Market Place (Square) in Helmsley Town.

 

Shops and the Town Hall in Market Square in Helmsley Town.

Shops and the Town Hall in Market Square in Helmsley Town.

 

Boro Gate with its small shops and cafes.

 

On the right, part of the Black Swan Hotel, dating back to the 15th century, which incorporates Elizabethan, Georgian and Tudor architecture, with All Saints Parish Church in the background.

On the right, the left-hand part of the Black Swan Hotel is a timber-framed building which dates back to the 15th century, which incorporates Tudor, Elizabethan and the Georgian architecture of the ivy covered Black Swan on its right, with All Saints Parish Church in the background.

part of the Black Swan Hotel, dating back to the 15th century, which incorporates Tudor, Elizabethan, Georgian architecture

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Canons Garth, next to All Saints Parish Church, Helmsley, is an old religious house dating back to medieval times. It has been used as a vicarage since the 18th century.

Canons Garth, next to All Saints Parish Church, Helmsley, is an old religious house dating back to medieval times. It has been used as a vicarage since the 18th century.

Canons Garth, next to All Saints Parish Church, Helmsley, is an old religious house dating back to medieval times. Canons Garth, next to All Saints Parish Church, Helmsley, is an old religious house dating back to medieval times.

 

The lovely tulips at the walled garden in April-May, on the left is the 'greenhouse' or 'summerhouse' of the Vinehouse Cafe - more pictures at the bottom of the page!

 

Fantastic display of Tulips in the Helmsley Walled Garden.

 

A lovely spring day in Helmsley's Walled Garden

 

 

Helmsley Castle overlooks the Walled Gardens.

 

 

 

Lots of plants for sale in the garden centre at Helmsley Walled Gardens.

 

 

 

 

You can do some pleasant walks from Helmsley including Helmsley - Rievaulx Abbey Walk which we think is the best walk from Helmsley.

The 'winter' pictures above illustrate a circular walk from Helmsley via the deeply cut and narrow Ash Dale and return via the more varied wooded Bank Dale with some interesting machines to cut and carry tree trunks but stand well back when in operation! You enter Helmsley near the Bilsdale road out and the stream that runs into the River Rye with the parish church ahead (picture below).

 

After a good walk Porters Coffee Shop is good and popular cafe which serves good food and drinks in a fine looking building just off the square in Bridge Street, Helmsley

Porter's Coffee shop, looking towards the bay window

 

Another very good place to eat in Helmsley is Mannion's Cafe, a quite recent addition to eating out in Helmsley.

Mannion & Co Kitchen, Eatery and Cafe AND a shop section of delicious pies, cakes and bread etc.

Good views of Helmsley Castle through the window, lots of daffodils nearby and dog friendly too!

Mannion & Co Kitchen is a unique bistro & cafe, deli counter and artisan bakery located in Helmsley.

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There are lots of pubs, cafes and restaurants to choose to eat out in Helmsley Town

Entrance to the Duncombe Park Tearoom, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England

The Duncombe Park shop in Bridge Street, Helmsley 'village', North Yorkshire, contains a delightful and 'tasty' tearoom cafe in the rear of the shop. It is situated in a lovely street of limestone shops and houses and the 'iconic' profile of Helmsley Castle is never far from view. Helmsley is an attractive and friendly town in the district of Ryedale, near the North Yorks Moors of Northern England. The street of the Duncombe Park Tearoom, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England

The very useful Helmsley Post Office is in Bridge Street, on the right of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop.

The ruins of Helmsley castle, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England
The Terrace Coffee Shop, just off Bridge Street, Helmsley. Its fine refreshment facilities include homemade cakes, cappuccino, latte and espresso coffees, tea in a china pot, sandwiches, Panini's, salads, tortilla wraps etc. and all freshly prepared. Its really nice to sit out in the quiet sheltered area outside the cafe itself, that gets really warm in the sunshine
The very good Porters Coffee Shop, Helmsley, is by the alleyway entrance which leads to the Helmsley Arts Centre. It serves good light refreshments, including cream teas, and the usual varieties of cappuccino, latte and espresso coffees etc.
The Crema Coffee House, Helmsley, is opposite the excellent Cut-Price Bookstore in Boro Gate. It offers light refreshment snacks, Pumphrey's freshly ground coffees, speciality teas, fabulous hot chocolate made from real Belgium chocolate topped with cream and marshmallows, sandwiches, Panini's, jacket potatoes, soups, quiche and salad bowl, toasted tea cakes, fruit scones, hot sticky chocolate fudge cake drizzled in Belgium chocolate served with a scoop of Mark-Tony's Italian ice cream!
On Castlegate, Helmsley, near the entrance to the castle, is the Castlegate Cafe and Bakery Shop, next to the enticingly charming Thornton's Little Luxuries, next door, from tea and cakes to chocolate - wicked!

There is a stylish excellent cafe in the Walled Gardens, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England

There is a stylish excellent cafe in the Walled Gardens, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England

There is a stylish excellent cafe in the Walled Gardens, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England

 There is the stylish excellent Vinehouse cafe in the Walled Gardens near Helmsley Castle, on Cleveland Way, conveniently near the car park with splendid organic food and baby friendly with a high chair provided and plenty of space to eat. In fine weather it is a most delightful place to 'dine out'! Fine views of the tulips and castle!

See also Helmsley Castle

and Duncombe Park

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