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Helmsley Castle
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North Yorkshire
54° 14′ 36.62″ N, 1° 3′ 28″ W
SE6150083500
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1120
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Helmsley Castle is a located in the market town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire.

The castle was first built using wood in 1120 by Walter I'Espec. Robert de Ros converted the castle to stone in 1186. Many additions were made by 1316, a chapel was added, the castle was also divided in two, to give the Lord of the time a private area to name a few. The castle was converted into a Tudor Mansion in 1578.

During the English civil War, the castle was besieged by Sir Thomas Fairfax in 1644. After a three month struggle the castle surrendered and the castle was slighted to prevent future use. Much of the castle was destroyed,

Today, the caste is owned by the Feversham family and is in the care of English Heritage.