Helmsley Walled Garden


Helmsley, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy this tranquil and historic five-acre garden, open every day throughout the summer and at weekends in winter. Located in Helmsley, beside the Castle and in the North York Moors National Park, there’s plenty to explore. Spend time dreaming in the orchard, enjoying the spectacular Hot Border and Cut Flower Border or simply feed the chickens and enjoy a picnic. It's fully accessible and dogs are welcome. There's also a cafe, plant centre and gift shop.

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Helmsley Walled Garden
Cleveland Way, HELMSLEY, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: The garden is flat without steps and with plenty of places to sit scattered around. Two wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge. Please ring in advance to ensure they are available.
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, dusk in winter

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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