Destination guide

Head to the relaxing city of Helmsley

Enjoy the history and other features of Helmsley. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the spas, parks and restaurants. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Helmsley

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Helmsley has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ampleforth College Golf Club (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Malton and Norton Golf Club (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Falconry UK (14.9 mi / 24 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Helmsley

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Helmsley is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hemsley Walled Garden (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Yorkshire Lavender (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Yorkshire Arboretum (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Yorkshire Moors (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Redwood Park Fishing Lakes (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Helmsley

The nearest airport is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), located 23.8 mi (38.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is 35.7 mi (57.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Helmsley?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 397 holiday lettings around Helmsley. From 308 cottages to 47 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Helmsley? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Helmsley. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hemsley Walled Garden: 878 holiday lettings
  • Duncombe Park: 893 holiday lettings
  • Helmsley Castle: 862 holiday lettings
  • Helmsley Arts Centre: 948 holiday lettings
  • Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo: 1,484 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Helmsley listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Helmsley?

Yes, of course. offers 308 Cottages in Helmsley. Our other popular types of Helmsley holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 47 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 308 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 308 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Helmsley?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in Helmsley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.