Duncombe Park

Follow the Vale of Pickering for 30 miles West from Scarborough along the A170 and you will arrive at the beautiful market town of Helmsley.

Brimming with architectural and historic character, Helmsley has so much variety to offer its visitors; whether it’s a visit to the nearby Rievaulx Abbey or Helmsley Castle, or a meander around the town, Helmsley will not disappoint.

Within walking distance from the town is Duncombe Park which is one of Yorkshire’s foremost historic houses and estates, and home to the Duncombe family. The house closed to the public in 2011, but the spectacular landscape garden and surrounding parkland are open to visitors, as is the Fountain Tearoom at the Parkland Centre.

In March 2013, the International Centre of Birds of Prey opened at Duncombe Park, a major new attraction which houses the largest collection of raptors in the north of England.