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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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  • My 16 year old son and I were very glad to have included Richmond Castle as one of the many we visited in August 2016 on a trip round northern England. Richmond itself was a jewel of a historic and un...  more »
  • Lovely grounds to explore as well as the castle itself, very good for all ages, expensive to get in and shop toys etc expensive too, same goods can be bought elsewhere at a much cheaper price, typical...  more »
  • We were staying in Richmond for the weekend so managed to visit most if not all the attractions. The Castle is ok but not the best I have visited although there are some decent views and if you are fe...  more »
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  • Really nice castle ruins to explore. Don't forget to climb the steps to reach the top of the tower for the best views of Richmond. The town square is about a three minute walk and there is more to see as well as good places to eat.
  • Great views over the surrounding area from the top of the keep. Also worth checking out the garden tucked away in the corner of the castle grounds.
  • It's grim up north???? Stunning area of natural beauty.
  • A stunning castle ruin, excellent stone work, home of Richard lll, loads to explore, you could be there for hours, plenty of nice lawn for picnics, would recommend to anyone. Well worth a visit.
  • Must visit if you come this area. The exhibition area is only so so. But I like the castle ground very much.