Richmond sits just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is one of the most dramatically-beautiful, architecturally-rich towns in the north of England.
Dominated by Richmond Castle - a great Norman castle occupying a commanding position above the River Swale, with the town behind. Georgian buildings surround the cobbled market place, a clue to its prosperous past. In the centre, in the old Trinity Church, there’s The Green Howards Museum, and nearby, the Richmondshire Museum. Just off the market place you’ll find the unique Georgian Theatre Royal, a working playhouse, which also offers tours. Richmond attractions work together to offer the Town Ticket for discounts on admission and eating out.
The town is crammed with independent shops and great places to eat and drink. Combine all three with a visit to The Station, now also home to a cinema and art gallery. The town offers a wonderful range of accommodation to suit even the most discerning of visitors. Get the most out of your visit by finding out more at Richmond’s Information Centre in the market hall, or plan ahead with help from Richmond town’s website.
There are some superb walks from the town itself. You can walk to and from beautiful Easby Abbey in the footsteps of the legendary Drummer Boy, or along the Hudswell Woods, and further into Swaledale past Willance's Leap to Marske and Marrick. Like Richmond, these villages are on Wainwright's popular Coast to Coast walk. The network of quiet lanes to the east of Richmond and Catterick also offers good cycling.