Richmond UK

The beautiful historic town of Richmond in North Yorkshire exudes Georgian charm and with a variety of pubs, shops and sites of historical interest there is plenty to do whatever your taste.

Founded by the Normans in 1071 Richmond Castle stands as a stunning example of Norman architecture, overlooking the River Swale. The castle is one of the oldest in England and well worth a visit. Around the river there are some lovely walks complete with dramatic waterfalls and wonderful scenery. The river extends to Whitcliff Scar, where visitors can marvel at the breathtaking cliff top views. Around the town the cobbled streets are lined with a number of tearooms, gift shops, pubs and a wide range of accommodation.
Richmond is a bustling market town , the weekly Saturday market sells a variety of home made produce including home made jams and crafts, the indoor market is held in the Town’s Market Hall from Monday to Saturday and for local produce the Farmers Market is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. There are also regular craft fairs on in the Market Hall.

Set in such an idyllic location artists have been inspired for years and as a result the town has a thriving arts scene with several galleries selling everything from artwork to crafts and furnishings. The Georgian Theatre Royal in the town attracts some fantastic theatre companies with productions ranging from comedy nights to thrillers, so there is something to entertain everyone.

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