Set in the Yorkshire Dales, the idyllic Market Town of Richmond is sits beside the meandering River Swale, which edges along the town offering beautiful walks. This, along with the elegant Georgian architecture and the long-standing market, is why 56 other Richmonds around the world were chosen to be named after it.
Richmond is the perfect place for a budding photographer, it’s known as the Georgian district due to its fine architecture and Georgian buildings surrounded by the largest cobbled marketplace in England.
If you’re looking for a day out surrounding some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, then a trip to Richmond is a must. You can enjoy a waterfall walk that begins in the centre of Richmond and takes in stunning historical landscapes, ancient woodlands such as the Round Howe Woods and sun-kissed rapids along the River Swale.
If you’d don’t fancy leaving the town centre, you can visit the impressive Richmond Castle that overlooks the town. It was built to subdue the unruly North of England and is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain. Now it is used for much more visitor-friendly reasons. You can enjoy a peaceful stroll through the Cockpit Gardens.
After you’ve enjoyed all the walking your legs can take, you must visit The Station, a former train station that has been transformed, into a food hall, cinema and art gallery. The beautiful architecture has been preserved, and the new use for the station makes sure that the area is as lively as it ever would have been back in the day.
If you’ve got energy after a spot of lunch make sure you make a visit to St Agatha’s church, which lies behind the ruins of Easby Abbey and is dated mainly from the 12th and 13th centuries.
Here are our top picks of places to visit in Richmond:
- Richmond Castle
- Round Howe Woods
- The Station
- Easby Abbey
- Richmond Market
- Number 29 Alehouse, Gin & Tapas Bar
- River Swale Waterfall Walk