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I have previously shown you the East Tower and the Tudor Manor House at Helmsley Castle. Please see there for details of the castle and it’s destruction in the English Civil War.
This photo shows what remains of the south curtain wall, which, in its heyday would have been a lot higher than this and would have totally surrounded the castle. The barbican at the entrance was added sometime in the 13th century. You can see the curves of what would have been cylindrical towers (barbican) each side of the gateway. There would have been a drawbridge and a portcullis where you can see the arch. Just slightly to the right you can see the top of the East Tower (click on the link above for a better view)inside the walls. The north wall also had a gateway and barbican, but little evidence remains today.
This was the best angle to take the photo as some repairs were being undertaken, and this view eliminates the evidence of that.

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