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Market, from 14 Dec 2018, free entry

Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market


This pretty market town lies right on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Duncombe Park, the ancestral home of Lord Feversham, sits in attractive parkland at the edge of the town. There is a Norman castle and an ancient market cross as well as old coaching inns and a varied selection of tearooms .

The Market is held in the central ancient Market Square every Friday and is alleged to date back to the 13th century. A charter was created by Robert de Ros to his Burgesses of Helmsley. There is some doubt as to whether this Charter was incorporated and may have been suppressed by the Earls of Rutland around 1520, however a market has taken place on the current site since 1467. It was originally held in the churchyard with the market cross being moved from there to its current position. In 1670 the Duke of Buckingham established a Charter market in Helmsley establishing a weekly market and three fairs. Between 1784 and 1861 the tolls were collected by the Thorpe family. In 1966 the market was subject of a conveyance to the Rural District Council of Helmsley by a Vesting deed involving the Earl of Feversham Trustees.

In addition to the Market a craft fair is held most Fridays above the Old Town Hall. New in 2017 - a new monthly artisan food market opens in Helmsley Town Hall, on the first floor in the main hall from 9am to 2pm on third Friday of each month. For further information go to the Helmsley Town Hall market website.

Parking is available at Cleveland Way (long stay) and on the Market Place (short stay) on non-market days.

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 21 Dec 2018
Helmsley Market is held every Friday throughout the year.


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 21 Dec Helmsley Market


Ryedale District Council


Market Place,
YO62 5BL



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Map reference: SE 612837  Lat: 54.24593 Long: -1.06162


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted