A Day Trip To Helmsley: The Prettiest Market Town in North Yorkshire

A Day Trip To Helmsley: The Prettiest Market Town in North Yorkshire

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  1. Franny

    I have never been to the UK 🇬🇧 but I am a lover of hidden gems so def will consider this when I do go. The architecture of Rievaulx Abbey 😍😍😍

    1. Tamara

      Aw have you not! I hope you get to go some day, there are so many pretty pockets like this! 🙂

  2. Hannah

    I’ve never heard of Helmsley, but now I’m sad I didn’t. There’s nothing better than a cute little market town in England. Rievaulx abbey ruins looks like the one in Melrose, Scotland.

    1. Tamara

      Yes it does a little! Though Melrose is a little more preserved! I know tell me about it, cute market towns are so enjoyable to explore as just everywhere you go is beautiful and quaint!

  3. Kelly

    I haven’t heard of Helmsley before but I absolutely love little towns and cities like this in the UK! Definitely putting this on my list to visit one day 🙂

    1. Tamara

      Yay, I’m glad 🙂

  4. Bolupe

    Helmsley is just a beautiful place. The architecture of Rievaulx is breathtaking. I need to visit this place.

    1. Tamara

      Isn’t it just. You feel like you’re in another world walking around those giant arches and ruins 🙂

  5. Melissa Roos

    I live in the Netherlands, so close to the UK but I’ve never been to the UK before! I’d absolutely love to visit the UK in the future and North Yorkshire and Helmsley are definitely on my list of places to visit.

    1. Tamara

      Ah really! Well I would highly recommend Yorkshire. London is great and all that, but nothing beats the smaller counties, towns and villages beyond – especially in the North of England 🙂

  6. Mayuri

    Such stunning photos. Would love to visit quaint countryside/counties in the UK. I have not made my way there (was supposed to this June 2020 – so still in my bucketlist)

    1. Tamara

      Aw what a shame! Hopefully you get to rearrange to go soon. There are so many quaint villages and towns. I’ve been holidaying in the UK why whole childhood multiple times a year and find somewhere new each time 🙂

  7. Bliss

    THis little town looks so cute! love the little flags and houses.

    1. Tamara

      I know the bunting really makes the stone houses look extra cute!

  8. Taylor

    Helmsley is so beautiful! Next time I go to the UK, I am totally not skipping out on Yorkshire. It looks so stunning. I also love all of your photos. 🙂

    1. Tamara

      Thanks Taylor! It is and it’s not somewhere a lot of people know about. Yorkshire is underrated too! 🙂

  9. England is beyond beautiful! I have only been to London, but this makes me want to explore the rest of England! I am adding Helmsley to my bucket list and saving this for when we visit again!

    1. Tamara

      I’m glad – there is so much of the UK beyond London. I always try to persuade people to not just go to the capital :)!

  10. Emma

    This looks like a beautiful little town, I’ll have to check it out on my next UK trip. I feel like I have been to Rievaulx abbey when I was younger but I don’t remember Helmsley. I think I’ll have to do the beer tour too

  11. Lynne Nieman

    I would love to spend time in this part of England. I spent a couple of days in York a few years ago, but would love to explore the area more deeply. Can’t wait to travel again!

  12. World of Lina

    Rievaulx Abbey kind of reminded me of Carmo Convent in Lisbon! I love exploring such ancient and historically interesting places 🙂

  13. Katie

    Helmsley looks like a gorgeous town. I haven’t traveled much in Yorkshire but it is on my list

  14. Farrah

    Your photos are beautiful! I’d love to go here someday _ to check out the Walled Garden + the Birds of Prey Center (+ all the shops!)!

  15. Arielle Kurtze

    What a gem of a town! I’ve been to England before but never made it up to Yorkshire. It’s definitely on our bucket list and we will definitely have to check out Helmsley. Loved your photos and descriptions. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Tamara

      I am biased as I grew up in Yorkshire, but there really is so much to do there. And it’s much quieter than the villages in the south of England, for example. And thank you, and for your comment too! 🙂

  16. Francesca

    Helmsley is just stunning! I don’t know what I love more – the quaint little shops, the castle or that formidable-looking abbey! I’ve never heard of it before so thank you for putting it on my radar.

    1. Tamara

      Ah I know – It has such an array of cool places to visit! I think the abbey is my personal favourite :))

  17. Nice post, Tamara. I went there many, many years ago and just remember the castle and the markets – they had the most incredible bacon I’d ever tasted.

    1. Tamara

      Haha that’s hilarious! Where was the bacon from? The market? I love the fact they have not only a castle but an abbey in this really quiet market town ha! Thanks so much for your comment 🙂

  18. Tomoya

    Amazing! I know nothing about traveling all over the country, what a wonderful looking place to explore.

  19. David hogg

    I was.lucky enough to travel with my wife to helmsly we visited the abbey the old castle and duncombe park my wife was a duncombe i thought it was the prettiest town ive ever seen and the pub was fantastic we were lucky enough to be there on a market day and when the steamfair was on at the park we also saw the birds of prey exhibit truly a highlight of our trip to the uk

    1. Tamara

      That’s so nice to hear David! I am thrilled you liked Helmsley, it really is a characterful village that’s not only attractive, but has so many fantastic historic points of interest too. Thank you so much for your comment!

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