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Richmond in North Yorkshire, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales


I picked up a leaflet about Richmond the other day, a town we’ve often visited but yet not really visited reading the leaflet. It’s known to be a town of breathtaking beauty, inspiring painters and poets, past & present. WOW! A very special place, just at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, which can offer hours of enjoyment, interesting information, historical and otherwise, plenty of walking, or just an opportunity to indulge yourself in one of the many places to eat in or take-away.

Park in the market place, although limited to two hours, so perhaps better to park in the large carpark less than five minutes walk to return to the centre. Richmond Castle is a must, as is the Georgian Theatre who also do most interesting tours. If you’re into a bit of history then the Green Howards Museum is the place along with Richmondshire Museum. In the market place, surrounded by many beautiful Georgian houses, there is the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Obelisk rising from its centre. Finkle Street is also a must.

Downhill and over the bridge you’ll find The Station, an award winning conversion of a Victorian rail terminus. Art exhibitions, jewellery, many shops, food, spend a couple of hours just wandering, even catch a film.  From here there are lovely walks along the river side, plenty to explore.

For the intrepid, walk west along the river side to find the Hudswell Steps, 230 to be precise. They take some achieving especially if you’re trying to count at the same time! Walk to Easby Abbey, wander round the Friary Gardens, there is a fine market every Saturday in the market place and the Market Hall is open seven days a week.

Our cottages are a short drive from Richmond so check on availability or call me, Nadine or my daughter Joanne, for friendly help and advice on 01969 663559. Hear from you quite soon!


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Written By Nadine Bell

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