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Richmond, North Yorkshire

Richmond, North Yorkshire is a town of unique character and beauty which has changed little through the centuries. With the variety of shopping and it's many pubs, hotels and restaurants, the proximity to the most stunning scenery anywhere to be seen, Richmond remains one of the most beautiful and rewarding places to visit in the Country.

Founded by the Normans in 1071 the town grew up around the castle built on the 'riche-mont' or 'strong-hill' that gave the town its name and whose massive keep dominates all other buildings around. The first of all Richmonds was an important regional centre in the medieval period, when royal charters were granted giving rights to hold markets and fairs.

The Georgian era was one of great prosperity for the town, when many fine buildings were constructed, and one of the first gas works in Europe was built. Many of the houses built at that time surround the cobbled market place, said to be one of the largest in England, with the Church of the Holy Trinity rising from its centre.

All of the information above and below has been provided by Richmond Online, an excellent website that I am sure you will find extremely useful to visit for more information, not only on the history of Richmond, but also current events, town guide and much more.  Please click here to find out more www.richmond.org

Local Attractions & Points of Interest

Please click on www.richmond.org for full details of what exciting things Richmond, North Yorkshire can offer you and your family & friends.

Richmond Walking and Book Festival 2017

23rd September to 1st October 2017

Click here for more information about this exciting event!  Contact us now to book your accommodation in advance.

 

Coast to Coast

The 'Coast to Coast' walk is one of the world's great walks and enjoyed by many of all ages.  Totalling 191 miles of footpaths from one coast to another, covering three national parks, Alfred Wainwright (famous for his pictorial guides to The Lakeland Fells) created a truly incredible long distance walk within England.


It may not be the longest or the most difficult but the views to be appreciated, more than make up for it.  The Coast to Coast gives the perfect vision of England and our most picturesque villages, lakes, mountains and moors.  Richmond is 117 miles along the way!

 

There are plenty of organisations that will arrange your 'journey'.  Here are just some of many that we recommend to you:

 

Walking In & Around Richmond

A lot of visitors come to The Castle House because they enjoy walking.  Richmond and the surrounding Dales provide walks for all ages and capabilities with the most incredible views and landscapes which change each season.

Start your walk from the heart of Richmond, or travel just a few miles out, either way you will not be disappointed!

The Georgian Theatre, Richmond

As Britain's most complete Georgian playhouse, you must take time to explore the theatre, its history and what's on offer. There is something for everyone: professional productions to suit every taste including music, comedy, drama, pantomime and dance free events in the first floor bar on Mondays, and much more

Richmond Online

 

Find out all you need to know about what is going on in Richmond, places to visit etc.  Richmond Online provides up to date information to help make your visit even more enjoyable

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