Helmsley holiday cottages - a great country escape
A Helmsley holiday cottage is a great, affordable idea for a Yorkshire weekend break. Located just on the edge of the North York Moors, this quintessential and picture-perfect market town is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life for a few days.
It takes about an hour walk from Helmsley Castle all the way to the amazingly complete ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, and in both locations you'll discover over 900 years of history and a comprehensive and interesting audio tour. Why not rent a bike and discover Byland Abbey and Pickering Abbey too? When you choose a holiday cottage in Helmsley, you have the chance to see so much in the surrounding area too – whether incredible views and landscapes, or ancient ruins, or tiny hamlets with charming local pubs. Why not take a day trip to York, Harrogate, or Ripon, or to Scarborough for a classic day on the Yorkshire coast, complete with excellent fish and chips.
Helmsley rental cottage holidaymakers of all ages will love the International Centre for Birds of Prey, where you can see flying demonstrations, learn all about British birds of prey, see the birds in their aviaries, and in the winter they host owl evenings, where you can see owls in action, lit by torchlight.