Richmond Castle, Richmond

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Richmond Castle in Richmond, North Yorkshire, England, stands in a commanding position above the River Swale, close to the centre of the town of Richmond. It was originally called Riche Mount, 'the strong hill'. The castle was constructed from 1071 onwards following the Norman Conquest of England, and the Domesday Book of 1086 refers to 'a castlery' at Richmond.
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  • August 21, 2017
    I'm someone who is particularly interested in WW1 history. I came to the castle to have a look round generally, how can you come to Richmond and not visit The Castle?! Also, my Cousin, who I came with...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    The castle has an interesting history. Well presented, if was good to walk around and enjoy the views from the top of the keep. Worth a visit.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Richmond is beautiful. Great castle visit and during the summer months they have story telling and shows on to keep everyone entertained. A good hour or two visit is plenty and there's other places to...  more »
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  • A beautiful place to visit. There are seats available for picnics and plenty of space for children to play. The ruins are lovely to look at and you can climb on some parts to explore further. There is a formal garden area which is worth a look Dog friendly too
  • A particularly good castle to visit. Enough of the keep remains that it's possible to climb right to the top and look down from the battlements. For kids, there's plenty of space to run around, walls to clamber on and chambers to hide in. Nice views over the river Swale, and a secluded 'Cockpit Garden' to wander around. Allow a couple of hours.
  • It's always good for a picnic and a game if hide and seek with the kids. The events they have on are good too
  • Beautiful castle with a great vantage point over Richmond. Enjoyed taking in the history. The place is dog and kid/family friendly, loved our day out here
  • Atmospheric and extensive historic castle, great for the kids to run around and lots to see, particularly worth the climb to the top of the keep.

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