Magnificent 18th Century house with beautiful gardens, children's adventure playground, farm shop, garden centre, cafes and gift shop. A great day out for all the family. See www.castlehoward.co.uk.
One of English Heritage's best preserved ruined abbeys dating back to medieval times. Apart from its beautifully tranquil setting you can take in an indoor exhibition, audio tour and tearoom. Find out more at English Heritage
Another medieval monastery just 4 miles away, also worth a visit and very easy to visit this and Rievaulx in the same excursion. See English Heritage
Unlock 900 years of history at the market town's famous Castle before visiting the adjacent five-acre walled working kitchen garden and its popular Vinehouse Vegetarian Cafe. Find out more about the castle at English Heritage and the walled garden at www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk