Richmond and Nearby

Richmond, North Yorkshire lies in the heart of Swaledale and is one of Britain's most beautiful market towns. The historic market place is lined with fine Georgian buildings, interesting little shops, quality restaurants and tearooms many of which serve local specialties. Theres plenty to see and do in and around the town and in the surrounding area. Swaledale is the grandest of all the Yorkshire Dales, a dale of hills and valleys, fast flowing streams and waterfalls, stone walls, flower meadows, craftsmen and country shows. Its a magnificent landscape for walkers, cyclists, artists, writers and photographers or for anyone who simply wants to get away from it all. Its so peaceful and very beautiful all year round and better still theres very little traffic!

Places to Visit Locally:

  • Richmond Castle dating back to 1071
  • The Georgian Theatre Royal
  • Greens Howards Museum
  • Richmondshire Museum (James Herriot's Vet surgery)
  • Richmond Town Hall
  • Richmond Station (old railway station) &Seasons Restaurant
  • Easby Abbey
  • Friary Tower &Gardens
  • Culloden Tower
  • Millgate House &Gardens
  • Richmond Falls
  • Round Howe Nature Trail
  • Altberg Boot Making Factory (custom made motor cycle boots &walking boots)

Places to visit Out &About:

  • Kilpin Hall &Gardens
  • The market towns of Reeth, Leyburn &Hawes
  • The hamlets of Gunnerside, Muker, Thwaite and Keld
  • The Buttertups Pass, the Wensleydale Creamery,the Rope makers &Gayle Mill in Hawes
  • Aysgarth Waterfalls
  • The Wensleydale Railway in Leyburn
  • Constable Burton Hall &the Forbidden Corner in Leyburn
  • Middleham stables, Middleham Castle &Bolton Castle
  • Durham Cathedral, Barnard Castle, the Bowes Museum &Beamish (the museum of the North)
  • Theakstons Brewery &the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham
  • The James Herriot Museum in Thirsk
  • Raby Castle in Darlington
  • The York Minster, the National Railway Museum, the Shambles, the Jorvic Museum &Castle Howard in York
  • Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale
  • The market towns of Osmotherly, Helmsley, Pickering, Thornton Le Dale in the North York Moors
  • Fountains Abbey in Ripon
  • Harrogate - Betty's Tea Rooms, Ripley Castle, Lightwater Valley Theme Park
  • The famous 'Magpie Fish &Chip shop'in Whitby
  • Alnwick Castle and Gardens
  • Bampton RSPB Reserve &Flamborough Head