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One of the moors' most appealing towns, HELMSLEY makes a perfect base for visiting the western moors and Rievaulx Abbey. Local life revolves around a large cobbled market square, dominated by a boastful monument to the second earl of Feversham, whose family was responsible for rebuilding most of the village in the nineteenth century. Marketday in Helmsley is Friday, with the town centre filled with traders. Helmsley Castle (March– Oct daily 10am–5/6pm; Nov– Feb Mon & Thurs– Sun 10am–4pm; £4; www.english-heritage.org.uk) is impossible to miss, its unique …
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Rievaulx Abbey

One of the few survivors of the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538, Rievaulx Abbey is one of Yorkshire's most important and beautiful Cistercian monuments. Founded in the 12th ...