Visit Richmond - Yorkshire's Original

Discover Richmond

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.

Richmond Accommodation

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.

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage, Aldbrough St John, Richmond, DL11 7TJ

Virginia House

Northside, Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6DW

Sunnyside Cottage

Northside, Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6DW

The Old Brewery

29 The Green, Richmond, DL10 4RG

The Annexe @ The Old Brewery

29 The Grn, Richmond DL10 4RG, UK

The Green Door

5 Market Pl, Richmond DL10 4HU, UK

Rosedale House

2 Pottergate, Richmond DL10 4AB, UK

Flowery Dell Lodges

Hudswell Lane, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL116BD, United Kingdom

Gallowgate Cottage – Dog friendly cottage (sleeps 4 in 2 double rooms)

1 Gallowgate, Richmond, DL10 4NA, United Kingdom

Last Cottage – Bed & Breakfast in Richmond

38 Maison Dieu Richmond, Richmond, DL10 7AY, United Kingdom

Upside Down Cottage

1 Bank Yard, Richmond, DL10 4QJ, United Kingdom

The Kings Head Hotel, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Market Place, Richmond, DL10 4HS, United Kingdom

Yorkshire Dales Lodge 5 Family 3 Bed

Hurgill Road, Richmond, DL10 4SG, United Kingdom

Queens Road 2 Bed apartments Central Richmond

9 Queens Road, Richmond, DL10 4AJ, United Kingdom

Millgate Cottage in the heart of Richmond

4 Millgate, Richmond, DL10 4JN, United Kingdom

Lily’s Cottage

1 Tower Street, Richmond, DL10 4QW, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – The Green Door

5 Market Place, Richmond, DL10 4HU, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – Rosedale House

2 Pottergate, Richmond, DL10 4AB, United Kingdom

Hideaway Cottage – Central Richmond

3 Youngs Yard, Richmond, DL10 4UL, United Kingdom

Fryers Cottage

4 Fryers Yard off Victoria Road, Richmond, DL10 4AT, United Kingdom


Dundas Street, Richmond, DL10 7AB, United Kingdom

De Alma – The Swan

51 High Street Gilling West, Richmond, DL10 5JG, United Kingdom

Comfy Dales holiday base on Market Place of historic market town

34a Market Place, Richmond, DL10 4QG, United Kingdom

Bolton arms downholme

Bolton arms Downholme, Richmond, DL11 6AE, 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 Swale

Howe Villa, Reeth Road, Richmond, DL10 4TJ, United Kingdom

Fernlea Mews, luxury 2 bed 2 bath holiday home, central Richmond, Swaledale

8 Fernlea Mews, Ryders Wynd, Richmond, DL10 4JA, United Kingdom

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About Richmond

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.

Richmond 950

In 2021 in Richmond, the castle and the town celebrated a big birthday – as the town reached 950 years old!

Richmond on the map

Where next?

Head up Swaledale to the charming town of Reeth, or for urban conveniences, hit the A1 towards Ripon, Harrogate, Wetherby & Leeds.