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Explore the great outdoors in Helmsley

Helmsley is a seemingly quiet town with plenty to offer in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Here you can enjoy historic sites, such as the Helmsley Castle and Helmsley Walled Garden, as well as the Rievaulx Abbey. For those who enjoy nature and wildlife, there's the National Centre for Birds of Prey, situated in 450 acres of parkland.

Live entertainment in Helmsley

Right in the heart of Helmsley is a selection of different galleries catering to most tastes in the arts. The Helmsley Arts Centre runs a host of one-off live performances, including everything from one act musical monologues to musical classics such as Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. There's also a beautiful selection of contemporary artwork housed in two of Helmsley's finest buildings making for a relaxing but engaging setting to take in exhibitions from internationally renowned artists such as Nicholas St John Rosse.

Enjoy Thirsk Racecourse

This picturesque country racecourse with excellent facilities and top quality racing will give racegoers an enjoyable and affordable day out, providing a perfect way to enjoy a day of fun with friends and family. Looking for cheap accomodation Near Helmsley? Travelodge Scarborough St Nicholas Hotel is around 30 miles away, or Travelodge York Central Layerthorpe Hotel is around 40 minutes by car.