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An idyllic Yorkshire market town on the River Swale

Richmond from a distance

This pretty market town retains much of its Yorkshire charm, with cobbled streets and surrounding farmland. Placed on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, beside the beautiful River Swale, Richmond has an abundance of stunning scenery to discover. From the riverside wooded valleys to the views from the Norman castle, the town is certainly picturesque and our Richmond cottages will be the perfect base for your North Yorkshire holiday.

The town itself has a rich Georgian history, which is evident in the architecture and majestic buildings that surround the cobbled market square. For heritage lovers, Richmond’s Norman Castle is a striking feature to behold. Dominating the townscape, this medieval stronghold has vibrant tales of times gone by. A visit to the interactive exhibition centre gives you a virtual guide of this important feature before you head to the Cockpit Garden for a peaceful stroll. The town is abuzz with interesting landmarks including Culloden Tower and Easby Abbey, both radiant with beautiful decoration and historical significance.

Yorkshire Dales

A visit to Richmond gives you a place to explore the charming ambience of a pretty Yorkshire village. Walk the beautiful gardens of the town’s oldest monument Friary Tower and soak up the colourful flora that burst into life during the spring and summer months. Walking is the best way to admire the charms of this town with several guided tours offering a range of insights.

Experience a spooky adventure on the < href=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Ghost Walks, which include period dress and storytelling, bringing local legends to life. Get involved with a hunt around Richmond’s Treasure Trail, challenging you to find clues and trinkets buried along the way.

A stay in Richmond wouldn’t be complete without a traditional cup of Yorkshire tea. There are plenty of places to find a cosy spot to enjoy one. Sample delights at the quaint tearooms around town or opt for a feast at a local pub or restaurant, serving delicious locally sourced and homemade cuisine. To accompany Richmond’s divine eateries, the town is home to an eclectic range of independent boutiques. Discover unique products and pretty trinkets, perfect to take home as a memento of your stay.

“Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond is a pretty market town steeped in history and natural beauty.”

Heritage and culture go hand in hand and Richmond has plenty of both. The town is home to The Georgian Theatre Royal and it boasts the title of the oldest working theatre in its original form in the UK. It plays host to a range of shows from musical, comedy and theatrical performances so there is certainly something to amuse people of all ages. Tours are also run daily so you can immerse yourself fully in theatre life.

Richmond offers an inspiring holiday choice with an abundance of exciting activities and interesting experiences to discover. A stay in a one of our cottages gives you the chance to enjoy this beautiful town whilst offering you the perfect gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

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While you’re there

Cross View Tea Rooms and Restaurant

Watch the world go by in Richmond market square with a light lunch or cream tea in this Georgian tea room.

The Georgian Theatre Royal

Take a tour of this beautiful theatre, which is a great example of Georgian architecture in Richmond.

Richmond Castle

In a commanding position above the River Swale, this Norman Castle has both beautiful views and an interesting heritage.

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