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Discover Richmond, Yorkshire, which was founded by the Normans in 1071. To this day, Richmond is a vibrant market town, set around a large and interesting marketplace, alongside the impressive Richmond Castle, which overlooks the River Swale.
Richmond is the perfect entry point to the northern Yorkshire Dales, with a range of good food and drink and overnight stay options in and around the town. There is also a cinema, in the old station, several art galleries, a swimming pool and – or course – a range of glorious outdoor options such as walking, biking, horse riding and so much more.
It’s the Original Richmond, with 56 other Richmonds around the world named after it – and you should make sure you visit at least once.
There’s many places to stay, from hotels, B&Bs and a huge variety of self catering holiday cottages in the town and surrounding countryside. Because Richmond is the postal town for a lot of the surrounding villages, you’ll find a broad range of options dotted across the Richmond zone – there’s sure to be a perfect fit for your visit, but booking early in peak times is almost essential, at this popular town. See also our Richmond hotels page and B&Bs available.
Gallowgate Cottage – Dog friendly cottage (sleeps 4 in 2 double rooms)1 Gallowgate, Richmond, DL10 4NA, United Kingdom
Last Cottage – Bed & Breakfast in Richmond38 Maison Dieu Richmond, Richmond, DL10 7AY, United Kingdom
THE OLD SCHOOL ROOMS – The Swaledale, one bed luxury apartment in Richmond, North YorkshireDundas Street, Richmond, DL10 7AB, United Kingdom
DUNDAS COTTAGE // 3 BEDROOM ACCOMODATION IN RICHMOND, NORTH YORKSHIRE, UKDundas Street, Richmond, DL10 7AB, United Kingdom
Comfy Dales holiday base on Market Place of historic market town34a Market Place, Richmond, DL10 4QG, United Kingdom
16th Century 1 Bedroom Cottage (adjacent 10th Century Richmond Castle)5 Tower Street, Richmond, DL10 4QW, United Kingdom
Georgian Villa in Richmond on the River SwaleHowe Villa, Reeth Road, Richmond, DL10 4TJ, United Kingdom
Fernlea Mews, luxury 2 bed 2 bath holiday home, central Richmond, Swaledale8 Fernlea Mews, Ryders Wynd, Richmond, DL10 4JA, United Kingdom
Attractions In Richmond
Things to do in and around Richmond, include the impressive Norman castle, run by English Heritage, as well as a range of cultural activities and a lovely cafe, down at the Station.
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Visitors love the impressive castle keep, riverside setting and elegant Georgian architecture.
The fast-flowing River Swale meanders around the edge of the town offering lovely riverside walks from the former Station to the waterfall, the ruins of Easby Abbey or through Billy Banks Woods, which climb steeply above the river to Round Howe.
It’s no surprise that Richmond attracts so many artists – the views are stunning. The surrounding countryside delights walkers and cyclists alike.
Richmond is a gateway to the rugged beauty of Swaledale, and the Northern Yorkshire Dales.
In 2021 in Richmond, the castle and the town celebrated a big birthday – as the town reached 950 years old!
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Head up Swaledale to the charming town of Reeth, or for urban conveniences, hit the A1 towards Ripon, Harrogate, Wetherby & Leeds.