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General

  • Peaceful pitches by a youth hostel in the centre of Helmsley
  • On the edge of the North York Moors National Park
  • Breakfast and evening meals on site, plus self-catering kitchen

Helmsley’s a fab choice for folk looking for fresh-air hols: the North Yorkshire market town is just on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, which means easy access to mile upon mile of hiking/bike trails and all manner of activities (climbing, horse riding, paragliding, clay pigeon shooting… take your pick).

And YHA Helmsley is a fab choice for folk seeking a stay that won’t involve spending too many precious pennies. Peaceful pitches in the grounds of the youth hostel are in a nifty central location, which means easy access to the town’s famed collection of independent shops and options for eats and drinks (a bakery, a curry house, a fish and chip shop, a supermarket, a brewery… again, take your pick).

If the day’s activities have left you devoid of the energy even to stagger the few minutes into town, there’s no need to face starvation: evening meals are served up in the dining room every night, and there’s a self-catering kitchen for those with supplies. A bar is also on site for those whose relaxation would be enhanced by the application of a little beer or two, and the dining room opens again in the mornings to provide energy in the form of proper breakfasts.

Guests staying on the pitches here have 24-hour access to indoor facilities including toilets and showers, and can also use the launderette and drying room if they’ve managed to get damp and mucky on their travels.


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Very nice hostel with very hospitable staff09/06/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The hospitality and the cleanness. Very well equipped kitchen.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Carlton Lane, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England, YO62 5HB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.2483°N 1.0566°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Royal Oak — 18.4 kilometres
Market Place — 18.7 kilometres
The Square — 30.1 kilometres
Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station — 20.7 kilometres
Malton Rail Station — 21.3 kilometres
Battersby Rail Station — 23.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 39.0 kilometres
Transporter Bridge North Side — 39.1 kilometres
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 38.1 kilometres

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

It’d be easy (if perhaps a little muscle-testing) to spend many a day or week scampering about in the North York Moors National Park. There are walking trails aplenty, including easygoing circular ones and long-distance hikes on the 109 miles of the Cleveland Way, plus daredevil mountain bike routes and a Go Ape adventure course at Dalby Forest (half an hour’s drive), horse riding days from Hawnby (10 minutes) and all sorts of other activities both gentle and challenging.

For a bit of a break, take to one of the area’s historic sights: Helmsley Castle is a 10-minute walk away, or you could drive to the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey (five minutes) or the still thankfully intact Castle Howard (25 minutes). For an even heftier dose of history, the gorgeous old streets of York are about 45 minutes away.

It’s also a cinch to swap country air for coast here: follow the main road out of Helmsley and you’ll hit the seaside resort of Scarborough in a little less than an hour. If that’s a tad too far for a family day out, head instead for the zoo and theme park at Flamingo Land (25 minutes).

Must see

  • Duncombe Park (1.7 kilometres)
  • Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (3.7 kilometres)
  • Rievaulx Abbey (4.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Rievaulx Terrace (3.7 kilometres)
  • Nunnington Hall (7.1 kilometres)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does YHA Helmsley have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is YHA Helmsley dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near YHA Helmsley? It’d be easy (if perhaps a little muscle-testing) to spend many a day or week scampering about in the North York Moors National Park. There are walking trails aplenty, including easygoing circular … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of YHA Helmsley?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  5 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

General
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Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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