The cultural capital of the Dales, Richmond also offers a welcome blend of history and beautiful scenery.
This year in Richmond, the castle and the town are celebrating a big birthday. Find out what’s happening in Richmond as celebrations for Richmond 950 start!
This year, 2021, Richmond Castle and town are celebrating their 950th birthday – a very special BIG birthday! With the support of Richmondshire District Council, Richmond Town Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Richmond Civic Society, The Castle Studies trust, Richmond Rotary Club, Richmond Castle members of the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association.
Often referred to as the northern gateway to the Dales, Richmond offers a welcome blend of history and beautiful scenery.
One of the oldest Norman stone fortresses in Britain, Richmond Castle stands in a stunning location above the River Swale and boasts a rich and fascinating history.
Download or view the Richmond 950 leaflet, lots of useful information on the yaer of celebrations in Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Founded by the Normans in 1071, Richmond is a vibrant market town. Attractions include Richmond Castle, the Georgian Theatre Royal and the old railway station, now a thriving centre for food, cinemas and art. There are also museums and riverside walks. The Information Centre is in the town’s library, a few minutes’ walk from the vast cobbled market place.
A word from the Richmond 950 Patron, Baroness Harris of Richmond, who has kindly lent her support.
Richmond Swimming Pool is open seven days a week and serves the local and wider community with a range of different activities to suit everyone. We have two pools available to swimmers, one of which is perfect for general swimming and the other great for those learning to swim.
Building of the castle was begun in the 1070s by Alan Rufus, who had fought at the Battle of Hastings alongside William the Conqueror.