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Richmond Castle, Richmond

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • We spent a good two hours looking round this great castle. The views from the top of the Keep (tower) were fantastic as you can see for miles. Very interesting and best of all dog friendly. There were...  read more »
  • Surprised to find that there was free entry due to the race event - still gave a donation though. Great views from the top; would recommend persevering with the stairs! The history is detailed through...  read more »
  • great experience as an English heritage member we had a great visit with lovely weather too take a walk into town following the old street routes indicated 
  • Beautiful location, wonderful castle in a lovely town.
  • A brilliant piece of history well preserved. From the top you'll get a brilliant view of the surrounding areas of Richmond and Catterick Garrison.
  • Spacious castle, having a very large lawn within it that overlooks the river spectacularly. Not a lot that you can go inside or up - no great hall or chapel - and the WWI Conchy cells were not open either. There was however an exhibition inside the keep. Watch out for the Disc Zone parking scheme in Richmond - no explanation on the signs of how it worked (I suppose it does not pay them to explain it) and I ended up with a ticket while in the castle.
  • Splendid piece of history cared for by English Heritage by lovely mkt town in lovely xountryside. Castle and town built on hill side rising up from R Swale. Cobbled streets in town.
  • Great castle if you like to be able to get right up into the ramparts, pretty complete but otherwise just a shell.
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