Creepy Castles: 13 Abandoned Places You Need to Visit
Helmsley Castle is located in the North York Moors National Park, in North Yorkshire, England. The original building on the site was made of wood and was constructed in 1120. By 1227, the castle owners were in the middle of attempting a complete rebuild of the castle in stone. The castle grew bit by bit, as the owners added turrets, towers, and walls all throughout the next centuries.
It was almost continuously occupied until the early 18th century, when the last owner abandoned it. Although the building is still technically owned by the descendants of the Feversham family, the remaining ruins are maintained by the English Heritage foundation.