Helmsley has a pretty market square, surrounded by tea rooms, cafes and eateries. The only market town within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park - the Cleveland Way starts here. All worth a visit are: Helmsley Castle, Riveaulx Abbey, National Centre for Birds of Prey set within the grounds of Duncombe Park, and Helmsley Brewing Company for beer lovers.
Malton has most definitely earned it's reputation as Yorkshire's Food Capital. Visit the monthly food market (second Saturday every month), or the annual 3 day Malton Food Lovers Festival in August. Or explore the many artisan shops and independent producers located all around this beautiful Georgian town. Other places to visit include Rare Bird Gin Distillery, Scampston Hall and Walled Garden, and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
York has so much to offer. This beautiful city with Roman origins is well known for it's impressive Gothic Cathedral -York Minster. Book a tour of the Minster, amble through the charming cobbled streets including the much photographed Shambles, or take a walking tour of the City Walls and view York from a different perspective. Visit the National Railway Museum (free entry!) or Yorvik Viking Centre - both great indoor options for a rainy day.