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Duncombe Park

Helmsley Castle, Duncombe Park & Fairy Steps Circular Walk

Walk Summary: Distance – 4.10 mi Elev Gain – 400 ft Time – Approx 1h 30m The market town of Helmsley is lovely to visit anytime throughout the year. It is a great base to head off for an enjoyable afternoon walk, ramble or long multi day hike. There are quite a few options to

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Market Town of Helmsley

Our Journey to Helmsley Hideaway & The North York Moors

It was our first visit to the North York Moors and we were excited. We were looking forward to a long weekend of exploring, walking on the moors, visiting pretty villages and checking out both market towns of Helmsley and Pickering. After a long journey from Berkshire we decided to stop at Huckleberry’s American Diner,

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Village of Harome

What’s on the Doorstep of ‘Posh’ Harome in the North York Moors

In early 2023, the tiny pretty postcard North Yorkshire village of Harome was named one of the ‘poshest’ in the UK by The Times. So why the ‘posh’ tag what is on the doorstep of Harome The Britain’s 22 ‘poshest’ villages to live in list, compiled by The Times, ranks Harome up right there with

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Helmsley Castle

Great Days Out – Visit Helmsley Castle

The lovely old medieval Helmsley Castle sits proudly atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Wye below. It is set within the lovely and historic market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park. The 900 year old castle’s imposing and ruined remains dominate the local skyline. Like many castles, it fires up

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Visit The Local – Enjoy a Pint & Pub Grub

The great old British pub is a classic part of the British social life, a superb meeting place, somewhere to relax in a welcoming environment and have a snack, full meal or just sup on a pint of ale or gin and tonic as the sun goes down. So it is no surprise that holiday

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Private dining space at The Star, Harome…..

Wow, amazing to see the new thatch on The Star Inn in Harome…… the most beautiful building you ever did see, and only just a stroll around the corner from Overdale Cottage.  Up in the eaves is this beautiful private dining space for you to enjoy with family and friends…..we tested in out and it

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Great reviews……. from lovely times

Life is short, and time is precious, so it is super to read some of these lovely reviews which our guests have left after their stay at Overdale Cottage……enjoy the little things in life, ‘cos one day you will wake up and realise they were big things…………

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York Christmas markets…… a must see…..

A trip to the Christmas markets in York are a must to get you into the festive spirit and have a unique experience. An abundance of street food – the crepes with banana, cream and Terry’s chocolate orange mmmmm (it wasn’t his, it was mine!)………., hog roasts, mulled wine, hot chocolates, roasted chestnuts……. need I

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12 Local Historic Sites to Visit Around Helmsley Hideaway

Helmsley Hideaway is not just set in beautiful countryside, the region is also steeped in rich history. It offers a wide range of historic sites and hidden gems just waiting to be explored. Whether you are fascinated by old castle ruins, Gothic abbeys to National Trust stately homes and gardens to more recent industrial and working

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Market Town of Helmsley

Visit Helmsley – Lovely Old Yorkshire Moors Market Town

Explore Helmsley & Find the Hidden Gems The pretty old market town of Helmsley is only 3 miles away from Helmsley Hideaway and our little village of Harome. It is the only market town set within North York Moors National Park. Helmsley is a great place to have a little mooch about, browse all the

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