Castles monuments in North York Moors
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in North York Moors

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in North York Moors...

North York Moors Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

blank tabRIEVAULX ABBEYCastles & Historic Monuments
Helmsley, N Yorks, YO62&5LB

In a deeply wooded valley by the River Rye you can see some of the most impressive 12th century monastic ruins in England. Audio tour. Gift shop. Educational trips in line with National Curriculum.
Tel: 01439 798228    Fax: 01439 798450See our website

blank tabSCARBOROUGH CASTLECastles & Historic Monuments
Castle Road, Scarborough, N Yorks, YO11 1HY

From the ruins of this enormous 12th century castle there are spectacular coastal views. Free audio tour. Gift shop selling Scarborough Castle souvenirs and English Heritage products.
Tel: 01723 372451See our website

blank tabWHITBY ABBEYCastles & Historic Monuments
Whitby, N Yorks, YO22 4JT

Founded by St Hilda in 657, this holy site was the burial place of kings. The present Gothic ruins date from the 13th century. Gift shop.
Tel: 01947 603568See our website

blank tabGISBOROUGH PRIORYCastles & Historic Monuments
Guisborough Priory, Church Street, Guisborough, TS14 6HG

The dramatic ruins of Gisborough Priory, with its remaining eastern gable towering 97 foot high over the market town of Guisborough. The gable gives a taste of what a masterpiece of decorated gothic architecture the Priory church must have been. It is now a sanctuary from busy market day shopping.

  Mount Grace Priory - Photo © Alison Stamp
Mount Grace Priory -
Photo: Alison Stamp CCL


Mount Grace Priory

Tel: 01609 883494

The remains of the finest example of a Carthusian monastery in England. It was one of only nine Carthusian priories in the country and was the only one in Yorkshire,  home to silent monks who even avoided contact with each other. Mount Grace Priory has fifteen monastic cells, one of which has been restored and is open to the public.  A English Heritage Property.

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Helmsley Castle

Helmsley     Tel: 01439 770442

Surrounded by spectacular banks and ditches, the great medieval castle's impressive ruins stand beside the attractive market town of Helmsley. Visitor centre providing tourist information, an audio tour, and an imaginative hands-on exhibition in the mansion range. Displaying a fascinating array of finds from Civil War cannon balls to early tableware, this explores the social and domestic as well as the military aspects of the fortress.

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Pickering Castle

Pickering     Tel: 01751 474989

The impressive motte (mound) within the castle was probably constructed in the time of William the Conqueror although the present keep was built in the 12th century. There is an exhibition in the chapel, and family-friendly books and activities.

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Byland Abbey

Tel: 01347 868614

A fine Cistercian Abbey noted for its glazed tiles and remains of a high circular window in the west wall.

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Danby Castle

Tel: 01439 772737 (The Moors Centre)

An early 14th century palace/fortress of the Latimers and Nevilles. One time home of Catherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII.

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