Destination guide

Head to the tranquil city of Helmsley

Enjoy the history and other features of Helmsley. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the spas, parks and restaurants. Many of our vacation 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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 center. 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.

Where to stay around Helmsley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 449 vacation rentals near Helmsley. From 195 Houses to 8 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Helmsley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Helmsley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Helmsley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hemsley Walled Garden: 1,029 vacation rentals
  • Helmsley Castle: 1,010 vacation rentals
  • Duncombe Park: 1,064 vacation rentals
  • Helmsley Arts Centre: 1,033 vacation rentals
  • York (QQY-York Train Station): 1,011 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Helmsley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 195 Houses in Helmsley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Helmsley include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 rentals available
  • Cabins: 214 rentals available
  • Cottages: 214 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Helmsley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation rentals with pool available in Helmsley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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