Richmond Castle, Richmond

4.6
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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Not a lot left of the castle except the huge keep.... but still interesting to wander around. Sadly the cells of the 16 conscientious objectors (WW1) are currently not open to the public so we're left to just read a notice about them. However in the museum section of the visitor centre there are plenty of exhibits to keep interested parties informed of the story. The grounds are great for picnics and provide a good area for play and the toilets are probably the best I've encountered at a castle. All in all the castle is worth a visit - but probably only one. Beware of the very steep and narrow steps in the keep. When busy they almost need traffic lights as passing is impossible. Definitely not suitable for those with weak knees or hips !
  • Brilliant staff very friendly, knowledgable and kind to the castle cat. The castle is a romantic ruin with a very tall tower with excellent views. There is also a verdant little garden planted just after the millennium full of flowers. Definitely would visit again even just to chat to the staff again ;)
  • Fantastic views, interesting display, staff very friendly and helpful. Climbed to top of keep, someone was playing a saxophone in the street below which added to the ambience. Charming town with lovely river walks.
  • Great place to explore the history and what it was like in medieval Richmond. Beautiful views of the town and a big field for people to play in. Would definitely recommend for a day out!
  • Well kept. Plenty to see and do. Don't miss the garden walk. Kids will love climbing the steps to the top of the keep; excellent views from there.

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