Founded by the Normans in 1071, Richmond is a leafy, vibrant market town with an impressive castle keep, a vast cobbled market place and an elegant Georgian district. Explore its colourful past at Easby Abbey, take a guided ghostwalk or stroll along the green banks of the River Swale.
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Walk through history in historic Richmond
Often referred to as the northern gateway to the Dales, Richmond offers a welcome blend of history and beautiful scenery. Walk even a short distance and you'll stumble across Norman, mediaeval and Georgian architecture, picturesque ruins and fascinating stories. Follow the history of the region's Green Howards regiment, experience the rowdiness of 18th Century theatre or discover Richmond after dark on a ghostwalk in the castle keep.
A stroll around the Georgian town of Richmond or a challenging hike through the wooded valleys of the River Swale, being just a short distance away from the Yorkshire Dales means there's plenty of hills, woodland and mountains to explore.
‘Embrace the View's - Historic Buildings and Stunning Landscapes
What could possibly be better than a combination of both historic architecture and stunning landscapes? I would expect the answer to be nothing. In Richmond, it has it all, the Norman stone fortress - Richmond Castle, and its magnificent views from its towering keep. Kiplin Hall which stands in the beautiful countryside of the Vale of Mowbray, Mill gate House Gardens, overlooking the river swale and its surrounding landscape and many more historic buildings.
‘Explore the History of Richmond' - High Quality Museums and Britain's Oldest Working Theatre
Richmond is a town full of interesting facts to explore and uncover. Whether you want to delve into the history and tradition of the Green Howards story by visiting the Green Howards museum or understand more into Richmond's heritage by going to the interactive heritage centre at the Station. There are plenty of things on offer for both locals and visitors in the town.
Once the town's busy railway terminus, the magnificently restored Victorian building that is The Station is now home to a stylish café bar and restaurant; a modern, two-screen cinema; a spacious art gallery over two floors; and an interactive heritage centre.
Head to nearby Catterick for two fantastic sporting days out. Catterick Racecourse is one of the true homes of the Northern racing scene - a venue steeped in tradition and a favourite among many of the region's owners,trainers and racing public. Racing at Catterick Bridge began as early as the mid-17th Century and the first recorded meeting took place on April 22nd 1783, but it was not until 1813 that a permanent course was created.
Catterick Golf Course, which dates back to 1930, blends seamlessly into the local countryside to provide both beautiful views and great golf holes. The course measures 6378 yards from the white tees and is characterised by undulating fairways, changes in elevation and sloping greens. The goal at Catterick Golf Club is to provide a high quality golf experience at affordable prices.
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