Richmond Castle, Richmond

4.5
With breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire. The castle was originally built to subdue the unruly North of England it is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain.

Learn all about the castle’s past in the interactive exhibition before taking a peaceful stroll round the secluded Cockpit Garden. The castle’s fun and exciting events programme will give you the perfect chance to enjoy live action events and don’t forget to bring a picnic.
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  • Went to the castle. What a view! Took a bit of getting up the tower but great once there. The gardens were nice too though could be planted with bulbs for the spring months. Plus went and got food in ...  more »
  • Came here with friends and a one year old. I advise leaving the pushchair in the car and using a carrier! The castle is gorgeous and the views are spectacular. Very reasonable entry fee. Toilets and a...  more »
  • This castle is well worth a visit you wonder around for ages and the kids loved the history .. Fantastic location and wonderful views of the town . Would recommended highly.  more »
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  • Great place to go with the family and children. Very interesting and good to explore around. Gift shop was good and had very friendly staff, you can try samples of their wine which was lovely. Overall a great day out!
  • Very large Norman castle. You can see the Keep from all round the town. Modest admission charge for a such a large site with a climb to the top for great views of the town. Also chapel, and other buildings. The Victorian barracks have been (rightly) swept away to reveal the original layout. Views across Yorkshire and down to River Swale Waterfalls.
  • This castle was amazing and this was one of the last attractions during our trip to Yorkshire. We drove to Richmond I'm a very Scenic route. The day we visited the Castle was very sunny and windy. The castle has a lot of history with British role in World War II and some Protests. They had an exhibition it was a special attraction during our visit. I feel but entry fee is a little bit high which could be reduced by the council.
  • Absolutely fantastic. Great castle to explore and. The well restored Keep is huge with wonderful views from the top.
  • An enjoyable castle to visit. We took two small boys who had a wonderful time tearing around the grounds! The man on reception was lovely. There is a tower you can climb, 100-150 or so steps I would say, but broken up (there are viewing platforms between the top and bottom). I recommend the climb as the views are wonderful and there's some interesting information along the way.
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