Visit Helmsley - the only market town in the North York Moors National Park.
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, a babbling brook, beautiful surrounding countryside.... It's got even more! A walled garden, birds of prey centre, micro-brewery, open air swimming pool, over 50 listed buildings, a luxury spa, a nature reserve, galleries and an arts centre. Two abbey ruins, Michelin-starred restaurants, and the North York Moors National Park are on the doorstep.